Category: IFDC Perspectives

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IFDC Myanmar Provides Masks and Medical Equipment to Government Health Centers Amid COVID-19 Crisis

The COVID-19 situation in Myanmar is now starting to develop. The first confirmed case occurred mid-March, and as of April 3, 2020, there are 20 confirmed cases, with the first attributed fatality. Detection and response for such an event as COVID-19 is a major challenge for any country, but even more so for those countries with less developed health and…

Our Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic

Our Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic As the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to spread around the world and disrupt operations for many organizations, IFDC is taking measures to prioritize the health and safety of our staff, their families, our project beneficiaries, and our partners. In addition, we are continually considering the impact of COVID-19 on food, fertilizer, and agricultural distribution…

New Publication: Innovative Fertilizers and Application Technologies

Bindraban, PS, Dimkpa, CO, White, JC, et al. Safeguarding human and planetary health demands a fertilizer sector transformation. Plants, People, Planet. 2020. https://doi.org/10.1002/ppp3.10098 Summary Strategies for delivering sustainable food systems require significant reduction in yield gaps and food system inefficiencies. Mineral fertilizers will play a critical role in achieving both of these aims. However, reduction in nutrient losses from mineral fertilizer use to…