2SCALE: Looking Forward, Looking Back

2SCALE Phase I will end in December 2018; and the project is on track with every key target. As the project enters its last year, the 2SCALE team took time to pause briefly and refocus on plans and targets for 2018. During a team meeting in Ethiopia, staff from seven countries dissected 2017 results to fine-tune strategies for the new…

Pilots for the Poor

2SCALE is helping to catalyze innovation in agribusiness – but the project usually starts cautiously, with a small pilot program to test a new marketing model, a new financing mechanism, a new type of fertilizer. Many 2SCALE pilots have been successfully concluded and many have transitioned into full-fledged, self-sustaining initiatives. In 2018, pilots will be tightly targeted and relatively short-duration…

New Project to Strengthen Potato Sector and Nutrition in Uganda

IFDC recently held a ceremony to launch the Promotion of Nutrition-Sensitive Potato Value Chains in East Africa (PNSP-Uganda) project. PNSP-Uganda is designed to increase smallholder potato productivity and strengthen potato sector coordination while improving household-level nutrition through dietary diversification. The project will intervene in the highlands of Eastern Uganda, where potato production, marketing, and processing form a major source of…

FrieslandCampina WAMCO and 2SCALE Celebrate Dairy Farmers’ Day

FrieslandCampina WAMCO (FCW), known as the largest investor in Nigeria’s dairy sector, organized the first Dairy Farmers’ Day in Iseyin, Oyo State, Nigeria, on December 7, 2017. The event highlighted the progress and challenges of the Dairy Development Program (DDP), a public-private partnership focused on cutting Nigeria’s huge import bill for dairy products and creating revenues and sustainable jobs within…

2SCALE: Updates from East Africa

The 2SCALE program is an incubator for inclusive agribusiness across nine countries in sub-Saharan Africa. Funded by the Netherlands, 2SCALE offers a range of support services to private partners – companies and farmer groups – enabling them to produce, transform, and supply quality food products to local, national, and regional end-user markets, including base-of-the-pyramid (low-income) consumers. The following updates highlight…

IFDC Donates in Support of 2017 Farmer’s Day

Wednesday, November 22, 2017- Accra – The International Fertilizer Development Centre (IFDC) has donated an amount of Ten Thousand Ghana Cedis (GHC 10,000) to the Ministry of Food and Agriculture (MoFA) in support of the 33rd edition of National Farmers Day. Mr Samson Konlan, New Business Development Specialist and Mrs Judith Fagbegnon-Kodjo, Acting Country Representative and National Administration and Finance…

IFDC International Trainings – Why Should I Go?

Since 1974, IFDC has held over 700 formal workshops, study tours and training programs, working with over 11,000 private and public representatives from over 150 countries who have benefitted from the expertise IFDC has to offer. Our pedigree says it all; we know training. Each year, we create training programs – founded on the expertise and knowledge of IFDC –…

IFDC Team Makes Things Happen at SARA 2017

The International Agriculture and Animal Resources Fair (SARA) in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire is fast becoming the go-to agriculture fair in West Africa. Organized by the Ivorian government, this year’s fourth edition was themed “Structural transformation of the agriculture-based economy in the face of climate change.” The objective was to offer stakeholders a platform to meet and exchange ideas on issues…

IFDC Shares its Expertise at the International Agriculture and Animal Resources Fair (SARA) 2017 in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire

November 17, 2017 – Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire – The International Fertilizer Development Center (IFDC) is taking part in the International Agriculture and Animal Resources Fair (SARA), scheduled from November 17 to 26, 2017 in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire. Download full press release (English) Download full press release (French)

Coming Together with 2SCALE: Part 2

The Toward Sustainable Clusters in Agribusiness through Learning and Entrepreneurship (2SCALE) project is an inclusive agribusiness initiative funded by the Kingdom of the Netherlands and implemented by a consortium comprising the International Fertilizer Development Center (IFDC), the BoP Innovation Center (BoP Inc), and International Centre for development oriented Research in Agriculture (ICRA).       As a part of the…

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