Month: July 2016

IFDC Project Charts Way Forward for West African Fertilizer Use

A version of the following article appeared in the July/August 2016 edition of Fertilizer Focus. The African Union’s (AU) Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Program (CAADP), launched in 2004, committed the AU to working with African governments to allocate 10 percent of their national budgets to agriculture to attain a 6 percent annual growth rate in the agriculture sector and a…

Access to Finance Fulfills Dreams

CATALIST-2 began its work in the summer of 2012 after the successes of CATALIST, and ended in August 2016, with more than 300,000 farmers having benefited from the project. Their triumphs, such as Donavine’s story below, are transforming farming communities in Burundi, Rwanda, and the North and South Kivu provinces of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Burundian farmer Donavine…

Fertilizer Empowers Women Farmers in Bangladesh

Women farmers are important members of Bangladeshi communities. Through training and business opportunities, IFDC empowers them to take charge of their production, and their success. One such farmer, Monika Mondol, is taking steps to ensure her family’s food security while finding her voice in her community. The following is her story: My name is Monika Rani Mondol, and I grew…