Category: IFDC Perspectives

To the Conquest of the Market

In its vision of contributing to the improvement of food and nutrition security in Benin, the Local Government Approach to the Agricultural Market in Benin – Phase 2 (ACMA2) project, has set the overall objective of increasing the incomes of agricultural economic actors in the region through access to the market. To facilitate access to the market, one of the…

Soil is Life. Let’s Conserve It.

By: Dr. Shree Prasad Vista, Senior Soil Scientist, Nepal Agricultural Research Council (NARC), Dr. Yam Gaihre, Soil Scientist, International Fertilizer Development Center (IFDC), Dr. Naba Raj Pandit, Research Associate, International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT). This post has been adapted from an op-ed submitted by the authors on soil management in Nepal. The original can be found here.  …

Soil-SMaRT – Helping Smallholder Farmers Deliver Balanced Crop Nutrition

Our food supply depends on the world’s smallholder producers and the soils on which they farm. But soil degradation, which affects one-third of the earth’s land area, threatens farmers’ livelihoods and results in $40 billion per year in economic losses. To increase productivity, farmers must apply plant nutrients (via fertilizers) that their soils lack. Most smallholder farmers, particularly in sub-Saharan…