Month: May 2016

Ashrafi Ali Seizes the Day

On a sunny day in the Jhapaghat village of the Kaloroa upazila, 42-year-old businessman Ashraf Ali is making Guti urea. He hoists a bucket up over his shoulders and pours its contents into a large metal hopper atop his newly purchased briquetting machine. Prilled urea spills into the machine, and the machine’s rollers instantly compress the fine urea into a…

IFDC Releases 2015 Annual Report

In 30 countries, IFDC projects are tapping into the transformative power of agriculture to better the lives of millions of people, from agribusiness dealers to smallholder farmers. Learn about all of our projects in our 2015 Annual Report.

Young Farmers: Nojet’s Story

Nojet is a young vegetable entrepreneur inspired by IFDC training programs. Her story is below: My name is Nojet Achi. I attended Ahmed Bello University where I studied mass communication. I also attended the Nigerian Defense Academy, a famous African military university, where I got my master’s degree in development studies. I have been into farming since I was a…

2SCALE Fosters Dairy Partnership in Uganda

A new partnership has emerged in Uganda between a dairy farmers’ union and the IFDC project 2SCALE, giving farmers the organizational strength to forge a new path forward and form linkages with private firms operating in the country. The union, United Crane Creameries, boasts a membership of around 20,000 farmers organized into 140 primary cooperatives. The union’s infrastructure is already…

Feed the Future Projects Partner to Build Rural Agro-Input Enterprises

Two Feed the Future projects are partnering to improve rural livelihoods in Nigeria.

Young Farmers: Adama’s Story

First in new blog series on Youth in Agriculture in West Africa.

USAID Administrator Visits FSI+ Project

The Fertilizer Sector Improvement (FSI+) project hosted a team from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), including USAID Administrator Gayle Smith, USAID Assistant Administrator for Asia Jonathan Stivers, and USAID Burma Mission Director Chris Milligan. FSI Chief of Party Grahame Hunter, along with project staff and farmer beneficiaries, demonstrated the rapid results of the project so far. The team…

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