Month: June 2017

fertilizer products on a shelf

Micronutrients Maximize Plant Fertilization

By: Christian Dimkpa, IFDC Scientist and Plant-Soil Biologist Micronutrients are plant nutrients needed in small quantities but that, nevertheless, contribute to crop productivity in signicant ways. Micronutrients include zinc (Zn), iron (Fe), boron (B), copper (Cu), manganese (Mn), nickel (Ni), molybdenum (Mo), and chloride (Cl- ). As highlighted in recent reports, these nutrients perform individual as well as coordinated functions…

youth in a field at a learning center in Nigeria

2SCALE and Partners Develop Farmers’ Academy in Nigeria

Recently, SPAR International and the Artee Group (AG) have embarked upon an ambitious new initiative to support smallholder Nigerian farmers to produce high-quality fruits and vegetables for Nigerian consumers.[1] To achieve this, the IFDC-led 2SCALE program has been collaborating with AG. The partnership with AG aims to support the establishment of a Farmers’ Academy in Sagamu in Nigeria. The Academy…

Greater Benefits in Benin

ACMA Benin, funded by the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, is improving agricultural performance in the country. By working with local governments in the rural parts of Benin, the project seeks to ensure food security, while contributing to its economic and social well-being. I recently traveled to Benin to see firsthand the impact this project is having on…

USAID C4CP Project Organizes Forum on Women’s Access to Appropriate Agricultural Technology

Press Release For Immediate Release Wednesday, June 7, 2017 June 7, 2017 – Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire – The Four-Country Cotton Partnership (USAID C4CP) a project implemented by the International Fertilizer Development Center (IFDC) and funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), in collaboration with the African Union (AU), the African Development Bank (AfDB) and the West and…

Collaborating to End Poverty and Hunger

This is the first “issue” of From the Corner Office, a regularly updated series of thoughts from IFDC’s president and CEO, Dr. J. Scott Angle. Check back regularly for trip updates and other news from Dr. Angle. Lots of Interest at the IFA Meeting in Working with IFDC Located in Muscle Shoals, Alabama, where 70% of all the fertilizers sold…

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