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The International Fertilizer Development Center (IFDC) is pleased to announce the launch of national Soil Values technical workshops to be held in each of the implementing countries following the official launch held on April 16 in Abuja, Nigeria. The national workshops are scheduled as follows: May 13-14 in Niamey, Niger; May 16-17 in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso; May 20-21 in Kano, Nigeria; and May 23-24 in Bamako, Mali.

The national workshops have two main objectives. First, they aim to inform national stakeholders about the Soil Values program and officially launch program activities in each country in close collaboration with national technical partners. Second, the workshops will define a collaborative framework for concerted actions in each country, in line with the program’s specific aims.

These collaborative frameworks constitute action plans designed to support public investment in soil fertility and will be implemented through existing and future national projects, programs, and policies, which are the program’s entry points. By aligning interventions with national development objectives, these workshops will also define the conditions for partnerships between Soil Values and existing national programs, especially the West Africa Food System Resilience Program (FSRP) funded by the World Bank.

Funded with €100 million by the Directorate-General for International Cooperation (DGIS) of the Netherlands, the Soil Values program is being implemented over a 10‑year period by a consortium led by IFDC, in collaboration SNV and Wageningen University and Research (WUR), as well as knowledge partners, such as AGRAWorld Agroforestry (ICRAF), the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA)ISRIC – World Soil Information, and the International Water Management Institute (IWMI).

For further information on the workshops, please contact our Communications Team:

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