2SCALE Paves the Way to Financial Inclusion

Access to finance remains a serious challenge for smallholder farmers worldwide, and a large percentage of them are still underfinanced. They often have volatile incomes, limited financial management skills, low productivity margins and lack of guarantees or land titles. For these reasons, most local banks are unwilling to lend them money. As these challenges equally apply to farmers in 2SCALE,…

IFDC, FrieslandCampina WAMCO partner to transform local milk production in Nigeria

Partnership will empower dairy farmers, increase milk production Contact: Mohammed Zailani – Partnership Facilitator, 2SCALE – mzailani@2scale.org July 10, 2019 – Lagos, Nigeria – The International Fertilizer Development Center (IFDC), representing the 2SCALE program, has signed a partnership agreement with FrieslandCampina Wamco (FCW) with the aim to sustainably transform and lead the local dairy sector in Nigeria by supporting Fulani…

Registration Open for Bilateral Nanofertilizer Symposium

IFDC in collaboration with The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) will host an INDO-US bilateral symposium entitled “Next Generation Biologically Synthesized Nanofertilizers for Seed Coating and Foliar Application” on September 5-7, 2019. The objectives of the symposium are 1) to apply nanotechnology interventions in the fertilizer sector for a better crop production with minimal impact on the ecosystem and 2)…

Climate-Smart Practices to Build Hope and Resilience after Cyclone Idai

Tropical Cyclone Idai made landfall on 14th and 15th March 2019 in Beira City, Sofala Province, in Central Mozambique. The devastating flooding resulting from torrential rains affected nearly 2 million people. Many small-scale farmers who had begun working with IFDC through the Food security through climate Adaptation and Resilience (FAR) programme are glad they did not experience a total loss…

Our 2018 Annual Report

IFDC is proud to release our annual report for 2018. Last year was marked by changes in IFDC’s administration, the close of several projects, and the beginning of new ones. Our annual report features the Feed the Future Ghana Agriculture Technology Transfer (ATT) project, which empowered farmers with technical know-how centered around quality seed delivery, improving soil fertility, and employing good water management…

ACMA2 Inaugurates First Warehouse

Launched on December 3, 2018, by the ACMA2 project, the work on the construction of storage infrastructure for the benefit of the Federation of Producers’ Unions of Benin (FUPRO), has been completed. On this formerly empty site of FUPRO located in Bohicon in the department of Zou, now stands a modern storage and sale infrastructure of agricultural products. The fully…

IFDC Seeks International Firm For Voucher Program in Niger

IFDC is providing technical assistance for the successful implementation of Niger’s Fertilizer Sector Reform Plan, which is expected to significantly improve the contribution of the fertilizer sector to agricultural development in Niger through the private sector. One of the objectives is to assist in the establishment of a renewed fertilizer subsidy system. As such, IFDC is seeking an international firm…

Collective Selling: Gari Cluster in Benin Benefits from Cooperation

IFDC’s ACMA program in Benin has assisted cassava producers and those who process it into gari (cassava flour) located in Kétou, a municipality of Plateau Department in Benin. Over the course of the project’s two phases, these beneficiaries have learned to sell their product in bulk, and by doing so, better market their product. “Previously we used to work each…

IFDC, Argus Sign Agreement to Bring Transparency to African Market

Collaboration Agreement to make African fertilizer market information publicly available June 13, 2019 – Montreal – Global commodity pricing agency Argus has signed a collaboration agreement with the International Fertilizer Development Center (IFDC) that will improve access to information regarding the traditionally opaque and complex African fertilizer sector. Africa offers huge potential for growth in fertilizer use. The region accounts…

IFDC, Partners Release 2019 Africa Fertilizer Map

The International Fertilizer Association (IFA), the African Fertilizer Agribusiness Partnership (AFAP), IFDC, and AfricaFertilizer.org (AFO), have cooperated to release the Africa Fertilizer Map 2019 in conjunction with IFA’s annual conference. The map displays trade flows of various fertilizer products into and from Africa and consumption data/projections, together with major plants and projects, ports, rail and truck facilities and the main…

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