Month: February 2015

It’s Alive! 200 Billion Reasons Why Soil is Important

Different soils work better with different fertilizers, seeds and water regimens. Another interesting factor: Soil acts like a living thing. We must prioritize keeping it healthy. One cup of soil contains more than 200 billion organisms. Some of these benefit plants by helping the roots “ingest” nutrients. Others are antagonistic and may hamper plant growth. Yet others react well only…

NB, IFDC, Psaltry signs cassava value chain MoU

IFDC (through 2SCALE) is working with Nigerian Breweries and Psaltry International Ltd. to improve cassava production with farmers in Nigeria. The partnership guarantees a market for the farmers and increases supply of high-quality cassava roots to Psaltry who will, in turn, provide industrial quality cassava starch for Nigerian Breweries to extract maltose syrup for use in the brewing process. Read…

The fertile roots of Rwanda’s green revolution

The Guardian has published an op-ed on pro-agriculture policies co-written by Dr. Agnes Kalibata, president of the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa, and Dr. Amit Roy, president and CEO of the International Fertilizer Development Center (IFDC). The article, “The Fertile Roots of Rwanda’s Green Revolution,” highlights the interventions behind Rwanda’s recent agricultural transformation and encourages collaboration to power…

New AfricaFertilizer.org Web Portal

The revamped AfricaFertilizer.org website equips fertilizer actors with rich resources and market information on fertilizer products, supply and operators, filling a longstanding knowledge gap that has traditionally inhibited Africa’s food security and agricultural development. www.africafertilizer.org

AfricaFertilizer.org’s new website launched at Africa’s largest fertilizer conference

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Patrice Annequin, AfricaFertilizer.org Coordinator (+233 302 770 838, pannequin@ifdc.org) February 18, 2015 – Addis Ababa, Ethiopia – AfricaFertilizer.org’s newly designed and expanded website www.AfricaFertilizer.org goes live today. The launch takes place as part of the Argus FMB Africa Fertilizer 2015 Conference in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, attended by more than 400 of the world’s key fertilizer industry…

Nigerian Breweries, IFDC/2SCALE, Psaltry Sign Partnership Agreement To Optimize Cassava Productivity

Press Release February 16, 2014 – Lagos, Nigeria – Nigerian Breweries Plc, Nigeria’s leading brewing company, Psaltry International Company Ltd, a Nigerian cassava processing company, and the International Fertilizer Development Center (IFDC), through its Towards Sustainable Clusters in Agribusiness through Learning in Entrepreneurship (2SCALE) project, have signed a Partnership Agreement to optimize the cassava value chain in Nigeria and improve…

Women’s groups receive new training in rice farming

IFDC’s USAID ATT project has partnered with Botanga Irrigation Scheme and Ganorma Agro Chemical Limite “to promote new agricultural technologies” and train rice farmers in the Northern Region of Ghana. Read full article

IFDC’s ISSD Burundi Project Supports Seed Shows in Two Provinces of Burundi

En collaboration avec la Confédération des associations des producteurs agricoles pour le développement (Capad) et le Centre international pour la fertilité des sols et le développement agricole (l’IFDC), le ministère de l’Agriculture et de l’élevage a organisé une foire semencière provinciale du 6 au 7 février 2015 dans les provinces de Muyinga et Gitega. Tous les intervenants ont remercié le…

AfricaFertilizer.org’s new website launched at Africa’s largest fertilizer conference

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Patrice Annequin, AfricaFertilizer.org Coordinator (+233 302 770 838, pannequin@ifdc.org) February 18, 2015 – Addis Ababa, Ethiopia – AfricaFertilizer.org’s newly designed and expanded website www.AfricaFertilizer.org goes live today. The launch takes place as part of the Argus FMB Africa Fertilizer 2015 Conference in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, attended by more than 400 of the world’s key fertilizer industry…

What Is Your Soil IQ?

In some way or another, we all know that soil sustains life. Besides alternative management techniques, such as aquaponics or aeroponics, all food crops originate from the soil. Keeping it healthy is important, but there are still many gaps in our knowledge. The more we know about soil, though, the better we can provide the best nutrients and fertilizer to…

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