Category: IFDC Perspectives

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…

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…

School Teacher Turns Village Leader

Daw Kyin Sai farms 15 acres of land in the Ayeyarwaddy Region of Myanmar and is a demonstration farmer for the USAID-funded Fertilizer Sector Improvement (FSI+) project. Being a full-time teacher, she did not come to farming with much experience but took on the task of managing her parents’ farm after they passed away. With a little hard work and…

PAPAB Project Releases Video Overview

“Mboniyongona means, ‘I have a vision. I know where I am going and where I am coming from.’” Dupfekabana Constance is one farmer benefitting from IFDC’s PAPAB project in Burundi, where farm families work together to cast a vision for their households and achieve it as a unit and as a village. Learn more in PAPAB’s latest video, and check…

Key Players in the Fertilizer Sector in West Africa Converge in Lomé, Togo

Hundreds of key players and stakeholders in the fertilizer sector in West Africa converged on April 24- 26, 2019, at the Sarakawa Hotel in Lomé, Togo for the West Africa Fertilizer Forum (WAFF). Organized by Argus in collaboration with the West African Fertilizer Association (WAFA), WAFF provided an important platform for about 200 people from about 30 countries representing all…

Leading the Charge in UDP Adoption

Kyaw Win, 73-year-old former Department of Agriculture employee-turned-producer, farms ten acres of rice in the Yangon Region of Myanmar and is one of many farmers who has seen the benefits of urea deep placement (UDP) technology. In 2018, IFDC’s FSI+ project offered UDP training in Kyaw’s town and established a balanced nutrient management and demo plot on his farm. He…

IFDC, OCP, Mohammed VI Polytechnic University sign agreement to engineer new fertilizer solutions

New partnership will explore new fertilizer systems, develop value chains and implement field projects to benefit African farmers April 12, 2019 – Washington, D.C., United States – The International Fertilizer Development Center (IFDC), OCP Group and Mohammed VI Polytechnic University (UM6P) have announced a multi-year partnership to collaborate on the engineering of new fertilizer technologies, improvement of crop- and soil-specific…

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