Month: November 2014

Six Pieces of the Innovation Puzzle: Part 3 – Increasing Farmer Profits

Three out of four people who make less than $1.25/day live where farming is the livelihood. In these locations, overcoming poverty is inseparably linked to agriculture. Smallholder families can improve their incomes by selling their produce in competitive markets. Comprehensive market development approaches, including creating public-private partnerships (PPPs), are making this possible. In the agriculture sector, one PPP model guarantees…

Empowering Africa’s Farmers and Agrodealers Through Capacity Building

Geneva-based Société Générale de Surveillance (SGS) and IFDC are leading the “training of agrodealers on best crop production practices, farm inputs and soil fertility management across Africa.” Read full article

Cassava: Exciting New Markets for Farmers in Rwanda

Press Release FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Wednesday, November 19, 2014 Contact: Rieke Weel (+25 (0) 788384555, rweel@ifdc.org, @CATALIST_2) Kigali, Rwanda – The Kinazi Cassava Plant (KCP), Dutch Agricultural Development & Trading Company (DADTCO) and IFDC Rwanda are proud to announce their intended partnership, aiming to develop new markets for farmers and strengthening the cassava value chain in Rwanda. The Kinazi Cassava…

Six Pieces of the Innovation Puzzle: Part 2 – Climate Change

Climate change influences every aspect of life on Earth. The world’s 500 million smallholder farms are expected to experience its harshest effects. Already, climate change affects food security. In the coming years, African and South Asian farmers will experience an 8 percent yield decrease in major food crops. Farmers and development organizations must respond with new approaches and commit to…

Pieces of the Innovation Puzzle – Climate Change

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In the coming years, African and South Asian farmers will experience an 8 percent yield decrease in major food crops. Farmers and development organizations must respond with new approaches and commit to collaborative action.

Pieces of the Innovation Puzzle – Increasing Farmer Profits

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Three out of four people who make less than $1.25/day live where farming is the livelihood. In these locations, overcoming poverty is inseparably linked to agriculture. Find out how agricultural innovation can help.

Technology will boost agriculture, industrialisation

November 14, 2014 – IFDC’s Nigeria Agro-Input Support (NAIS) project and Syngenta are urging Nigerian farmers to “adopt technology, merchandised farming and improved farming methods to increase their agricultural yields.”

Six Pieces of the Innovation Puzzle: Part 1 – Population Growth

There will be 9.6 billion of us by 2050. While farmers are growing 17 percent more food per person than 30 years ago, farmland is decreasing. Within the next 30 years, farmers will need to grow 60 percent more food because of our growing population. The bottom line is that more people means more food. Agricultural innovation can help in…

Pieces of the Innovation Puzzle – Population Growth

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There will be 9.6 billion of us by 2050. While farmers are growing 17 percent more food per person than 30 years ago, farmland is decreasing. Within the next 30 years, farmers will need to grow 60 percent more food because of our growing population. The bottom line is that more people means more food. Agricultural innovation can help.

MOU Signed Between AAPI-IFDC and ACI Limited

AAPI and Agribusiness Ltd (ACI), signed an MOU on November 6, 2014 to “improve farmer access to a quality seed and fertilizer deep placement (FDP) inputs in AAPI locations.” Read full article in English Read full article in Bangla

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