Month: September 2017

2SCALE Project Highlights

Can opposites attract? Big companies and small farmers, buyers and sellers, balance sheets and social goals… The 2SCALE project brings opposites together by applying business principles to development. Nine countries, half a million farmers, 1,400 cooperatives, 1,200 small businesses, scientists, development experts and corporate executives, all work together to build business relationships. Read the latest highlights from our 2SCALE project and see for yourself…

IFDC Staff Witness Impact of ACMA Project in Benin

September 7-9, 2017 – Scott Hudson, IFDC’s Director of Operations, and Andrew Thigpen, IFDC’s Communications Supervisor, recently visited staff of the Local Government Approach to Agricultural Markets in Benin (ACMA Benin) project in Cotonou, Benin. Project leaders discussed ACMA Benin’s achievements with the IFDC visitors, who are based in Muscle Shoals, Alabama, USA. Local authorities in the Pobè commune elaborated…

2017 IFDC Staff Awards

IFDC presented three staff members with awards for their outstanding work on September 13, 2017, following the organization’s 43rd Annual Board of Directors’ Meeting.

USAID Constructs Seed Processing Facility in Tamale

The Feed the Future Ghana Agriculture Technology Transfer project handed over a seed processing facility to Ganorma Agro Company Limited in Tamale today through a grant matching program. The facility can process up to 15 metric tons of seed per hour. The project is funded by the United States Agency for International Development and implemented by IFDC. Dr. J. Scott…

IFDC HOLDS 43rd ANNUAL BOARD OF DIRECTORS’ MEETING IN GHANA

Monday, September 11, 2017 – Accra – The International Fertilizer Development Center (IFDC) is holding its 43rd Annual Board of Directors’ Meeting from September 11 to 13, 2017, in Accra and Tamale, Ghana. IFDC is governed by an international Board of Directors with representation from both developed and developing countries. The 17-member board meets once a year to review accomplishments…

Coming Together in Cote d’Ivoire

The Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) sponsored a forum this week bringing together most of the major players in agriculture on the continent. The forum is an important meeting each year because everyone in attendance recommits themselves as individuals and the organizations they represent to supporting Africa’s most important industry. I expressed that whether in formal presentations by…

Africa Director of the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs Visits Benin

September 4, 2017 – Pobè, Benin – The Africa Director of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands, Robert Jan Siegert, visited the office of the Local Government Approach to the Agricultural Market in Benin (ACMA) project in the Commune of Pobè. This trip is part of his working visit to Benin during September 3-6, 2017. The aim is…

Fertilizer Association of Nepal Honors IFDC and CIMMYT as Implementers of Nepal Seed and Fertilizer Project

The International Fertilizer Development Center (IFDC) facilitated the organization of the first General Assembly meeting of the Fertilizer Association of Nepal (FAN) under the Feed the Future Nepal Seed and Fertilizer (NSAF) project in Kathmandu on August 29, 2017. During the event, project representatives from both the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) and IFDC received a Letter of…

Creating Shared Value: How Local Sourcing is Helping Generate an Inclusive Impact

Rama and Bintu are farmers living in northern Nigeria, where sorghum and pearl millet are popular staple crop ingredients. In this part of the country, as in the Sudano-Sahelian and Sahelian zones of West Africa, millions of households depend on these crops for food security, particularly in regions where average total annual rainfall is less than 800 millimeters. Due to…

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