Month: February 2016

IFDC Featured in Essay by Farming First

IFDC’s work in northern Ghana has been featured in a new essay compiled by the global agriculture coalition Farming First. The interactive essay serves to highlight the astounding impact investments in science and innovation can have. It demonstrates how investments allow for far-reaching and interrelated aspects of achieving food security, and it highlights the importance of supporting this “complex agricultural…

Potato Week: Clean and Quality Seed – A Deal for Better Yields

IFDC’s CATALIST-Uganda project organized the first ever “Potato Week” in Kabale District, southwestern Uganda, from 7-10 December 2015. The event, which attracted over 5000 participants, sought to facilitate the sharing and exchanging of knowledge and skills among potato value actors, supporters and agribusiness environment enablers. Event organizers hoped the week would increase adoption of promoted innovations/technologies and business linkages. Potato…

Staff Highlight – Ricky Isbell

Coordinator of Information Technology (IT) “I’m passionate about and get the most enjoyment out of helping my users with their IT needs and questions.” Ricky Isbell, coordinator of Information Technology (IT), joined IFDC in 2013. He is responsible for the overall administration of IT services at IFDC, including making IT decisions and policies. Prior to joining IFDC, Isbell was the…

Scott Angle Visits Bangladesh

Last week, IFDC President and CEO Scott Angle visited Bangladesh to meet with project staff and beneficiaries. While there, Angle also spoke with the Honorable Minister of Agriculture, Matia Chowdhury, and Channel i News Director Shykh Seraj. IFDC Wants to Spread the Success of Bangladesh’s Agriculture, Channel i News (Download English Translation) IFDC CEO Meets with Minister of Agriculture, INB…