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Towards the Development and Diffusion of Agricultural Input Packages in West Africa: Strategy Workshop held in Burkina Faso

A regional strategy for the development and dissemination of agricultural input packages was at the center of a regional workshop held on October 30-31, 2018 in Ouagadougou, the capital of Burkina Faso. The overall objective of the workshop was to introduce the Feed the Future Enhancing Growth through Regional Agricultural Input Systems (EnGRAIS) Project for West Africa (one of the…

IFDC Evaluates Portable Soil Testing Kits

Smallholder farmers, particularly those in sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia, often lack access to soil testing laboratories to determine their soil’s fertility and the nutrients required to increase crop productivity. This causes farmers to apply fertilizer that may not meet their soil’s needs. One solution is the use of mobile soil testing kits that are inexpensive and easy to use.…

2018 IFDC Staff Awards

On September 20, 2018, following the organization’s 44th Annual Board of Directors’ Meeting, IFDC presented three staff members with awards for their outstanding work. Please join us in congratulating this year’s winners of the IFDC staff awards. The commitment, dedication, and talent of these three individuals is an inspiration to us all, and we thank them for their outstanding service.  …

Women in Food and Agriculture Conference and Expo 2019 Launched in Accra, Ghana

The Women in Food and Agriculture development (WIAD) in partnership with the National Farmers and Fisherman Award Winners Association Ghana (NNFAWAG) and Agrihouse Foundation have launched the Women in Food and Agriculture (WOFAGRIC) Conference and Expo 2019 at the Best Western Premier Hotel in Accra, Ghana, on August 29, 2018. Hon. Dr. Sagre Bambangi, Deputy Minister of Food and Agriculture…

Our 2017 Annual Report

We invite you to read our newly released Annual Report for 2017.

Argus NPK Fertilizers Myanmar 2018

Myanmar’s agriculture has enormous potential given its abundant resources and excellent market positioning. But its fertilizer market is underdeveloped, with low utilization rates. Argus has chosen Myanmar as the venue for the 2018 instalment of the event and aims to initiate an industry-wide dialogue on how to best develop the market, from raising awareness to improving infrastructure and achieving more…

New IFDC Logo Announcement

Since its inception, IFDC has grown and established itself as an independent expert in soil fertility with proven ability to move research from the lab to the field. The organization has learned at every opportunity, adapted to meet new challenges, and constantly evolved to become what we are today. After 44 years of growth, it’s time our logo caught up.…

IFDC Representatives Meet Ghana’s President Akufo-Addo

On Wednesday, March 7, 2018, Ghana’s President Nana Akufo-Addo hosted a New Year’s Greetings at the presidential palace, The Flagstaff House. The event was attended by top dignitaries like the Vice President of the Republic of Ghana, H.E. Mahamadu Bawumia, the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration, Hon. Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey, and the Dean of the Diplomatic Corps, Pavelyn…

New Publication: Myanmar Soil Fertility and Fertilizer Management Conference Proceedings

  Proceedings of the Myanmar Soil Fertility and Fertilizer Management Conference are now available. The conference was held October 18-19, 2017, in Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar. Agricultural experts discussed how to increase the nation’s agricultural productivity and keep its soils healthy. Researchers presented 28 papers covering soil fertility and crop nutrient management, environmental impacts of fertilizer, fertilizer quality, fertilizer recommendations,…

Myanmar Holds National Soil Fertility Conference

Agricultural experts came together at the National Soil Fertility and Fertilizer Management Conference in Myanmar in October to discuss how to increase the nation’s agricultural productivity and keep its soils healthy. Researchers presented 28 papers covering soil fertility and crop nutrient management, environmental impacts of fertilizer, fertilizer quality, fertilizer recommendations, and farmer extension methods. Following the conference, government leaders and…

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