Month: January 2017

Small Malian Company Boasts Big Profits

The private sector plays a predominant role in the implementation of USAID Fertilizer Deep Placement and Microdosing (FDP MD) project activities. The entire FDP chain is driven by urea super granule (USG) production companies. In the Mopti region of Mali, a total of six briquetting machines were acquired by investors, including the private sector and NGOs.

New Publication: Fertilizer Subsidies — Which Way Forward?

While fertilizer subsidies have become increasingly common across the world to stimulate supply and use of fertilizers, it remains unknown whether or not these policies are appropriate for the challenge of feeding an ever-growing population – 10 billion people by 2050. In many developed economies, fertilizer subsidies have been replaced by various fertilizer support programs. Will fertilizer subsidies remain effective…

IFDC Announces New Structure

I am pleased to announce changes to our organizational structure that will allow us to more effectively deliver quality research and extension around the world. I am proud of our staff’s accomplishments and confident this reorganization will empower our teams to have even greater impact. Our country offices and development projects in Africa and Asia will be realigned under Global…

IFDC Staff Members Receive Exceptional Performance Awards

In 2016, two staff members of IFDC North and West Africa Division (NWAFD) received awards for exceptional performance. In Mali, Aly Coulibaly, chief of party (COP) of our Fertilizer Deep Placement and Micro-Dosing Technologies (FDP-MD) project, received an award. Under his leadership, the FDP-MD project has become successful, with excellent performance and high visibility. The award ceremony took place in…