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…

ACMA2 Delivers Processing and Storage Equipment to ABC Stakeholders

On Thursday, June 06, 2019, a ceremony was held to deliver processing and storage equipment to partners of the Communal Approach for the Agricultural Market in Benin – Phase 2 (ACMA2) Program. The ceremony took place at the storage and marketing warehouse built by ACMA2 with funding from the Embassy of the Netherlands for the benefit of the Federation of…

Fertilizer Workshop Builds Knowledge and Networking

On May 27-31, 2019, IFDC hosted an international training workshop entitled “Delivering Balanced Crop Nutrition to Small-Scale Farmers” in Accra, Ghana. Nearly 70 participants from 21 countries attended the training to enhance their understanding of issues related to the production, marketing, and effects of blended and compound fertilizers. Experts from IFDC, AGI, Cropnuts, ISRIC – World Soil Information, the African…

Expanded 2SCALE Team Trains and Bonds in Nairobi, Kenya

Team members from the eight different 2SCALE countries have kicked-off activities of the second phase of the program with a meeting in Nairobi, Kenya. Nearly 50 team members from the eight countries where the program is implemented gathered to learn and participate in team-building exercises. Several new colleagues joined the team, among whom are those from new 2SCALE’s partner SNV,…

IFDC President and CEO Albin Hubscher

Research for Resilience: soil and plant nutrition that works for farmers

“With the global population rapidly increasing, we must double or triple our food production in the next couple of decades to avert a worldwide food crisis. And we must do so in the face of extreme weather events, continued deforestation, rapid desertification, and widespread pollution. Addressing this monumental challenge will require determined technological innovation and new research on old, “tried-and-true”…

Professional Fertilizer Association Created in Cote D’Ivoire

Following a request from private fertilizer players in Cote d’Ivoire to get updates on the implementation of ECOWAS fertilizer regulations in the country, the Feed the Future Enhancing Growth through Regional Agriculture Input Systems (EnGRAIS) Project for West Africa prompted the West Africa Fertilizer Association (WAFA) to organize a one-day meeting on October 24, 2018, in Abidjan to discuss the…

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