Month: June 2015

Success Story: This Business Has Changed My Way of Life

Hazera was successful using UDP technology. Read her story…

How Tackling Hidden Hunger Can Start in the Soil

Micronutrient-enriched fertilizers can help tackle hidden hunger, says Dr. Prem Bindraban, executive director of the Virtual Fertilizer Research Center (VFRC).

Just Published: IFDC Magazine Volume 40, Number 2

New high-protein baby food means income for farmers and nutrition for children. Read that and more in our new IFDC Magazine.

2015 Francis New Memorial Medal Awarded to Dr. Amit Roy

The Council of the International Fertiliser Society (IFS) has awarded the 2015 Francis New Memorial Medal to Dr. Amit Roy, president and CEO of the International Fertilizer Development Center (IFDC).

100 Multi-purpose Crop Planters for Women Smallholder Farmers in the West Region of Ghana

USAID Ghana through the Feed the Future Ghana Agriculture Technology Transfer Project is enhancing row planting for women farmers in the upper West Region of Ghana.

Bad nutrition is the biggest challenge in the north – USAID

USAID introduces new technology in Ghana to combat nutrition issues.

Feeding Crops, Feeding the World – Part 3: Two Ways Fertilizer Can Improve Plant Nutrition

In our previous blog, we spoke about the vital role secondary and micronutrients (SMNs) play in cultivating a healthy crop. Most fertilizers are already designed to provide the foundational elements for growth (nitrogen, potassium and phosphorus), but many fail to include SMNs such as iron and zinc. For a plant to truly flourish, it must have a balanced application of…

Agriculture experts introduce new crop nutrients to boost production

Photo Credit: The New Times

Three Ways to Prevent Food Loss

As World Environment Day kicks off this week, many conversations will center on food waste, including the unintended loss of food.  Food loss stems from poor harvesting techniques, lack of transportation infrastructure and inadequate processing and storage facilities. Spoiled crops deprive a population of much-needed nourishment. The amount of food lost in Africa alone could feed 300 million people. Food…

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