Month: September 2014

IFDC Reflects on Its Past and Future Contributions to Food Security

IFDC Press Release FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Monday, September 29, 2014 IFDC Reflects on Its Past and Future Contributions to Food Security Contact: Courtney Greene (256-381-6600, cgreene@ifdc.org, @IFDCNews) Sept. 29, 2014 – Muscle Shoals, Ala., United States – The International Fertilizer Development Center (IFDC) released today its latest book, Feeding a Hungry World, chronicling the Center’s history and impact during its…

PPU: Une technologie pour les agriculteurs

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Si le PPU était largement adopté, on pourrait réduire significativement la contribution de l’agriculture aux émissions à effet de serre tout en augmentant sensiblement les revenus agricoles.

UDP: A Smart Technology for Farmers

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UDP, if widely adopted, could significantly reduce agriculture’s contribution to GHG emissions while substantially increasing farm incomes. View in French

Innovation, the Fuel and Future of IFDC

“Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower.” — Steve Jobs In the mid-1970s, business as usual was leaving the world hungry. Oil and food prices soared. A concurrence of unfortunate events threw the world into economic chaos. As part of the solution to these events, IFDC was formed by a group of forward-thinking leaders who knew one thing: the…

IFDC Announces Climate-Smart Initiative at UN Climate Summit

IFDC Press Release Tuesday, September 23, 2014 (12:00 noon) IFDC Announces Climate-Smart Initiative at UN Climate Summit Contact: Courtney Greene (256-381-6600, cgreene@ifdc.org, @IFDCNews) Sept. 23, 2014 – Muscle Shoals, Ala., United States – The International Fertilizer Development Center (IFDC) joined organizations and governments today at the United Nations Climate Summit to announce initiatives to improve food security while mitigating climate…

40th Anniversary Commemoration Event: Plant Nutrients’ Role in Food Security

VIEW IFDC’S FLIPBOARD MAGAZINE BOOK RELEASE: FEEDING A HUNGRY WORLD       Feeding a Hungry World chronicles the history and accomplishments of IFDC’s first 40 years. Through first-hand accounts and IFDC archives, author Thomas Hager (The Alchemy of Air) sows the story of the Center’s long-time dedication to increasing agricultural productivity. Behind-closed-doors conversations about U.S. Secretary of State Henry…

CASE: Equipping Smallholders for Success

Building markets holistically started in Albania. IFDC staff who worked there remember literally creating the fertilizer market from scratch to feed the fledgling agriculture sector. That experience gave a rare insight into the holistic needs of a growing economy. Albania (see IFDC Magazine 39.2) was a great success, and the experience of building the sector helped IFDC realize, as is…

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