Month: September 2016

CATALIST-Uganda Leaves Legacy

The Netherlands-funded CATALIST-Uganda project closed in September, leaving behind a legacy of improvements in crop yields, farm incomes, and technical capacity. The four-year project worked on multiple crops – rice, potato, cassava, sunflower, soybean, barley – and reached more than 70,000 farmers (53 percent women) in 23 districts. Overall, CATALIST-Uganda enabled smallholder farmers to harvest an extra 100,000 tons (cereal…

IFDC 2016 Staff Awards

Mr. David B. Wright The Amit Roy Outstanding Headquarters Staff Award David Wright displays dedication, determination, and drive on a daily basis. He is a tireless worker who is friendly to everyone and is always willing to lend a helping hand. David has devoted well over 30 years of service to IFDC and has displayed the utmost professionalism during his…

IFDC Training Participants Explore U.S. Agriculture

After almost two weeks and six states, our biggest international training program of 2016 is complete. From August 22 to September 3, IFDC hosted and coordinated the stay of more than 40 innovative farmers, agronomists, soil scientists, researchers, and extension agents as they explored various agricultural technologies and participated in training sessions across the South and Midwest United States. Titled “Advances…