Month: December 2018

IFDC Uganda’s industry-focused internship program: a gateway to a rewarding career

Internships build foundational experience for college graduates. The International Fertilizer Development Center (IFDC) enrolls interns in sectors of intervention to provide employment opportunities and promote work ethic in the lives of young people. Grace, Jockina, Irad and Rebecca are recent graduates that IFDC’s 2SCALE and REACH-Uganda projects employed as part of the Internship Junior Program.  “My career as an agronomist with the Ministry of…

2SCALE-2 To Launch in 2019

The Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs has signed a €50 million contract to fund 2SCALE-2, a five-year project, which will be launched in January 2019. The targets are ambitious: create public-private partnerships that reach 750,000 smallholder farmers and 5,000 private businesses and empower them to integrate successfully into commercial agri-food value chains. 2SCALE-2 will be implemented by a consortium: IFDC,…

IFDC Granted $56.8 Million to Develop African Agribusiness

New project builds on IFDC and partners’ work to empower African farmers IFDC Press Release For Immediate Release Monday, December 10, 2018 Contact: Andy Thigpen (256-381-6600, ext. 299; athigpen@ifdc.org; @IFDCNews) December 10, 2018 – Muscle Shoals, Ala., United States – The International Fertilizer Development Center (IFDC) announces a new $56.8 million grant from the Dutch government to improve the lives…

Soil-SMaRT – Helping Smallholder Farmers Deliver Balanced Crop Nutrition

Our food supply depends on the world’s smallholder producers and the soils on which they farm. But soil degradation, which affects one-third of the earth’s land area, threatens farmers’ livelihoods and results in $40 billion per year in economic losses. To increase productivity, farmers must apply plant nutrients (via fertilizers) that their soils lack. Most smallholder farmers, particularly in sub-Saharan…

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