Month: December 2015

11 Things We Loved about 2015

2015 marked 41 years of IFDC putting farmers first. Check out our interactive year-in-review of our favorite blogs, videos and stories.

8 Successes from USAID FDP-MD

The USAID Scaling Up Fertilizer Deep Placement and Microdosing Technologies in Mali (FDP-MD) project increases food security and farm incomes.

Agriculture Cannot Feed the World at the Environment’s Expense

By Scott Angle (@ScottAngleIFDC), IFDC President and CEO World leaders in Paris recently reached a historic global agreement on reducing humans’ influence on climate. As momentum grows around this triumph, the vital role of agriculture must not be overlooked. According to a recent World Bank report, agriculture will be the main driver of climate-generated poverty. Rising temperatures threaten harvests, generate higher food prices…

Kobita Pal – Hope When There Wasn’t Any

Be on the lookout for our upcoming IFDC Magazine, due out this month. Until then, enjoy one of several success stories included in the next issue. Kobita Pal stands in her garden. Her golden sari glows as she reaches up to pick a healthy, green banana. A proud smile comes across her face. “It wasn’t always like this,” she says.…

#IFDCSoilChat Recap

Ahead of World Soil Day 2015, IFDC hosted a Twitter chat to discuss new and ongoing ways to nourish the world’s soil and help those who depend on it. Expert participants included Dr. Scott Angle, IFDC president and CEO; Dr. Katrin Glatzel, Agriculture for Impact policy and research officer; Devex, a social enterprise connecting global development professionals; and the Soil…

Smallholder Farmers: The Impact of Climate Change

Over the next few decades, climate change could severely impact millions of smallholder farmers. IFDC trainings provide knowledge and tools to help producers resist these effects. Find out more in our latest infographic.

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