41 Years of Putting Farmers First
IFDC is celebrating 41 years!
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IFDC’s Historical Timeline:
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From the Archives:
Peek into IFDC’s past with this photo collection.
1975 – IFDC provides first technical assistance to Latin America
1988 – New soil phosphorus test developed to determine the amount of phosphorus in a tropical soil
1981 – The IFAD project, one of the most important in IFDC’s first decade, begins in Niger and Nigeria
2008 – Africa Productivity Initiative – A Togolese woman takes care of her vegetable garden on the seashore outside of Lomé
1999 – Brazilian scientist (right) studies his country’s phosphate fertilizers at IFDC
2003 – Malawian women repair a road to earn a voucher for fertilizer and seed
1977 – U.S. President Jimmy Carter designates IFDC as a Public International Organization
2004 – Entrepreneur benefits from project in Azerbaijan – Azeri dealer checks his potato crop being grown under plastic tunnels
1989 – Urea deep placement (UDP) technology gains advocates in Bangladesh
1993 – IFDC scientist conducts sustainable agriculture study in Uruguay
1998 – An Albanian entrepreneur tests the waters of the free market system
2005 – Tajikistan project moves forward – Data are recorded from demonstration plot
2007 – Urea deep placement – a win-win technology for farmers and the environment – Urea briquettes being manufactured in a Cambodian village
1996 – Visiting scientists from Russia and Syria study phosphate rock
2009 – Urea deep placement (UDP) testing began in Guyana
1976 – McCune explains the IFDC building plans L-R: Donald McCune, John Hannah, Moise Mensah, S.K. Mukherjee, F.P. Cardoso, Webster Pendergrass and John Malcolm
2013 – In Senegal, U.S. President Barack Obama promotes FDP and other agricultural technologies
1997 – Some of the beneficiaries of the Agro-based Industries and Technology Development Project (ATDP)