Use of FDP in Bangladesh has proven to increase production and incomes across the value chain. Since 2009 the technology has been implemented in Africa and is now part of projects across 17 countries in SSA. When used with improved water management practices and seeds, farmers can receive up to an additional yearly income of $400/hectare (ha). And while FDP has been used most widely on rice, initial field trials indicate that the technology is well-suited for other cereal crops and vegetables.
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Smallholder farmers are responsible for providing over 80% of the food consumed in developing countries.
Smallholder farmers are responsible for providing over 80% of the food consumed in developing countries. Learn about some of the challenges they face and how IFDC is helping to alleviate them
Poverty and Hunger are global silent killers. Learn how IFDC is helping to alleviate the issues.
Smallholder farmers are responsible for supplying most of the food in developing countries. Thus they are some of the most susceptible to the effects of climate change.
Water is a key ingredient in successful plant growth. To help increase irrigation efficiency, IFDC promotes water retention techniques such as alternate wetting and drying, drip irrigation, minimum tillage and terracing.
Bangladesh has one of the highest rates of malnutrition in the world, with health risks passed from mother to child. With funding from USAID, IFDC and the Walmart Foundation are working with women farmers in Bangladesh to help diversify diets and increase nutrition.
As millions face hunger worldwide, a staggering one-third of all food is lost or wasted. IFDC connects farmers to partners to alleviate food loss that occurs at the post-harvest or processing stage.
Irrigation and other conservation methods are critical to both saving water and increasing agricultural productivity. IFDC, through its agricultural development projects, employs techniques such as drip irrigation and alternate wetting and drying to conserve the much-needed resource.