Month: March 2016

Fertilizer Deep Placement in Tanzania

Fertilizer deep placement (FDP) and urea supergranules were formally approved by the government of Tanzania in March 2016, following two years of field trials at seven sites. The trials, conducted jointly by IFDC and national research centers, clearly show the advantages of FDP (deep placement of urea supergranules). Compared to broadcasting of prilled urea, FDP increased rice yields by an…

Agribusiness Global Interview with Scott Angle

IFDC President and CEO Dr. J. Scott Angle recently sat down with Dan Jacobs of AgriBusiness Global to discuss IFDC’s global reach and holistic approach.

Celebrating World Water Day 2016

IFDC is celebrating World Water Day 2016 in an effort to promote climate-smart water management practices among smallholder farmers. View Infographic.

Bolstering Trade in Benin

IFDC’s ACMA Benin project strengthened farming clusters and initiated trade for producers in Benin. View the ACMA Benin infographics.

Tricks of the Trade: Collaboration Pays off in Ifangni

Since 2013, staff with the Communal Approach to the Agricultural Market in Benin (ACMA) project have worked with regional actors, including the Dutch Embassy, local policy-makers and tens of thousands of producers, traders and smallholder farmers, to facilitate trade with major corporations based in Nigeria along Benin’s western border. The project encouraged the farmers and traders to organize into agribusiness…

Fertilizers in Sub-Saharan Africa: Resources, Markets and Logistics

Argus Consulting Services (a division of Argus Media) has published a strategy report entitled “Sub-Saharan Africa Fertilizers.” The report explores sub-Saharan Africa’s own NPK resources, examines the potential to develop new projects and provides an in-depth country-by-country outlook. This unique study also offers a detailed analysis of harnessing natural gas for new nitrogen capacity in the next 5-10 years. IFDC has supported…

IFDC and 4-H Celebrate National Agriculture Day

On March 11, 2016, IFDC hosted students from three local 4-H programs at its global headquarters in Muscle Shoals, Alabama, USA, in advance of National Agriculture Day in the United States on March 15. The Alabama Cooperative Extension System (ACES), in partnership with IFDC, organized the event as part of the two groups’ recent collaboration to engage youth in agriculture.…

In Honor of International Women’s Day: IFDC’s Pledge for Parity

Empowering women farmers – as part of our focus on inclusive development – is vital to food security. Often, these farmers face constraints to achieving increased productivity and incomes. Their increased equality in land ownership, credit access, market linkages and training on good agricultural practices, according to UN estimates, could potentially boost food security for 100-150 million more people. Specifically, IFDC works to train…

Staff Highlight – Raphael Vogelsperger

Deputy Chief of Party – 2SCALE (Center in photo below) “I enjoy building and coaching a multi-cultural team of professionals able to translate strategies and program concepts into concrete field activities that benefit women and men in farms and firms. I am also thrilled by the challenge of developing multi-stakeholder partnerships in support of the dual purpose of business and…

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