Month: April 2015

Feeding Crops, Feeding the World

Part 1 – Improved Fertilizers: A Pillar for a Healthy and Prosperous World Just like humans, crops have specific nutrient requirements. Nourishing plants well is essential for farmers to increase yields and supply food for the earth’s increasing population. Current fertilizer technology and use cannot support higher food demands. In addition, traditional fertilizers and poor recommendations keep farmers from profiting.…

IFDC Partners With Ethiopian Agricultural Transformation Agency

The Ethiopian Agricultural Transformation Agency (ATA), which coordinates agriculture and food security initiatives across the country, is a key 2SCALE partner. Joint field activities began in 2013 and have been highly successful. ATA and IFDC (through 2SCALE) signed a Memorandum of Understanding formalizing their partnership in March 2015. The goal is to use the 2SCALE agribusiness cluster approach to help…

IFDC and Interprofessional Fund for Agricultural Research and Development (FIRCA) Sign MoU

IFDC and FIRCA signed an MoU to help increase rice yields in Côte d’Ivoire. The agreement was signed in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire on Thursday, April 16 at IFDC’s International Workshop, “Bringing Balanced Fertilizers to the Market: Opportunities and Constraints.”

Greenhouse Gas Research at IFDC

IFDC leads the way in greenhouse gas-reducing fertilizer technology. We teach farmers to fertilize their crops smarter and give them better tools to do so. As a result, more than 2 million Bangladeshi farmers – as well as many in sub-Saharan Africa – are reducing rice-growing emissions by up to 30 percent. Below is a piece from Upendra Singh, IFDC…

Experts attend regional workshop on mobile soil kit

“Experts are attending a two-day regional workshop to evaluate mobile soil kits as part of efforts to promote agricultural enhancing technologies to boost productivity and ensure better returns on farmer investments.”

From the Field: Emilia Means Business!

Following the success of our Building Foundations for Female Entrepreneurs series, we asked others to share their stories. Shortly after, we received this piece from one of our colleagues in the field. The following example and others like it illuminate the various obstacles and accomplishments surrounding female entrepreneurs in developing countries. Feel free to share your stories with us on…

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