Month: February 2017

USAID WAFP Program Organizes Workshop on Fertilizer Subsidy Programs in West Africa

  Press Release For Immediate Release Tuesday, February 21, 2017 Contacts: Daniel Nana Sei Mensah, Bilingual Communication Specialist, dmensah@ifdc.org (+223) 62196830 / (+233) 269741128 Dr. Diagana Bocar, WAFP IR4 Team Leader, bdiagana@ifdc.org (+223) 77614676 / (+221) 775139234 February 21, 2017 – Bamako, Mali – The West Africa Fertilizer Program (USAID WAFP), financed by the United States Agency for International Development…

AfricaFertilizer.org Publishes Register of Fertilizer Plants in Sub-Saharan Africa

The third edition of the “AfricaFertilizer.org Register of Fertilizer Manufacturing & Processing Facilities in Sub-Saharan Africa” was released at the AfricaFertilizer.org annual partners’ meeting on February 15, 2017 during the 8th annual Argus FMB Africa Fertilizer conference in Cape Town, South Africa. The register lists operational fertilizer manufacturing and processing plants in sub-Saharan Africa as of January 2017. Contributors to the…

USAID WAFP Program Organizes 2nd Regional Technical Experience-Sharing Workshop on Conditions for the Implementation of ECOWAS Fertilizer Regulations

Press Release For Immediate Release Tuesday, February 7, 2017 Contacts: Daniel Nana Sei Mensah dmensah@ifdc.org  (+221) 762322026/ (+233) 26 97 41128; Emmanuel Alognikou ealognikou@ifdc.org (+221) 770967287/ (+228) 90327660 The West Africa Fertilizer Program (USAID WAFP), funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and implemented by the International Fertilizer Development Center (IFDC), is organizing, from February 7-8, 2017, the…

Innovations Liberate Women Farmers

With a potential income of $1300 per hectare (ha), achievable over a production cycle of 10 to 14 months, pineapple production provides a profitable opportunity for thousands of Beninese small-scale producers, especially those who, like Sylvie Affon-Amonmi, provide fresh pineapple at Promo Fruits, leader of the natural juice industry in Benin and partner of IFDC’s 2SCALE project. Sylvie manages a…

Prem Bindraban Discusses Youth Job Creation Through Advanced Soil and Plant Nutrition

Prem Bindraban, director of IFDC’s European-Netherlands Office, is giving a presentation on February 8, 2017, about the importance of plant and soil nutrition for farmers in sub-Saharan Africa. He will speak at the Food First conference in The Hague about how African agriculture needs precise and innovative fertilizers to improve health, harvests, and the environment, all while engaging youth and encouraging…

New Publication: Micronutrients to Mitigate Drought Stress

Micronutrients provide multiple benefits to crops, such as boosting crop performance under adverse environmental conditions. This paper demonstrates the effects of micronutrients in mitigating drought stress in soybean. Treatment of the plants with micronutrients mitigated the reduction of nutrient uptake under drought conditions. Nitrogen uptake was significantly increased. Similarly, zinc uptake and grain zinc content were significantly enhanced by the…