Month: July 2015

Nyabihu: IFDC trains users of fertilizers on micronutrients

IFDC is training Rwandan farmers on how to use new micronutrients.

With clean seed and good roads, Kigezi farmers smile to the market

The “demand for potatoes in Uganda and neighbouring countries is grows, thanks to emerging consumer trends which favour potato-based fast-foods and snacks.”

2014 2SCALE Project Highlights.

The 2SCALE project builds partnerships for agribusiness. It connects small-scale farmers and entrepreneurs to one another and to other partners, creating networks that provide market opportunities, technologies, training, business support, credit, insurance… all the elements needed for profitable, sustainable business. Halfway through the five-year project, the impacts are clearly visible. Download the 2014 2SCALE Project Highlights

Staff Highlight – Ishrat Jahan

Ishrat Jahan, IFDC resident representative in Bangladesh, has more than 30 years of experience in agricultural development. During her 22-year career with IFDC, she has successfully designed and implemented interventions that sustainably improve crop yields at the smallholder farmer level.

Staff Highlight – John Wendt

Senior Soil Fertility Expert (Right in photo below) “I am passionate about delivering balanced fertilizer solutions to smallholder farmers in Africa. Those not only result in better returns on fertilizer investments, but greater fertilizer use efficiencies and less nutrient loss to the environment as well.” John Wendt is the senior soil fertility expert for IFDC’s East and Southern Africa Division…

Staff Highlight – Celia Sylvester

Celia Sylvester, IFDC senior laboratory analyst, has more than 30 years of experience providing analytical support to IFDC’s greenhouse and pilot plant facilities.

IFDC Featured on The Visionaries

The Visionaries, a U.S. public television series, profiled IFDC for its 20th season. Hosted by actor Sam Waterston, the series features organizations working to establish positive social change throughout the world. The Visionaries episode on IFDC demonstrates agriculture’s critical role in boosting global economic growth. From Muscle Shoals, Alabama, to sub-Saharan Africa, the show features IFDC’s work linking farmers to agricultural technologies, training and markets.


IFDC Announces Leadership Changes: Amit Roy to Retire after Decades of Service; Board Names New President and CEO

(IFDC) today announced that its president and CEO, Dr. Amit Roy, will retire after 37 years of service on December 31, 2015. The IFDC board of directors selected Dr. J. Scott Angle to succeed Roy as the organization’s president and CEO effective October 1, 2015.

IFDC Commissions 80 KMs of Ten Rehabilitated and Reconstructed Feeder Roads in Southwestern Uganda

IFDC and The Embassy of the Kingdom of Netherlands, in partnership with the Government of Uganda, is proud to commission 80 kilometers (km) of roads, covering ten feeder and community access roads in the three districts of Kanungu, Kabale and Kisoro.

Fertilizer Deep Placement is boosting rice production in Rwanda

Fertilizer deep placement (FDP) is currently being demonstrated in Rwanda and will be part of extension strategies in the near future.

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