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Regional EnGRAIS Project Publishes Ghana Fertilizer Value Chain Optimization Study

Contact: Robin Wheeler (rwheeler@ifdc.org, +233 (0) 56 002 7917/18) January 15, 2020, Accra, Ghana – The Government of Ghana (GoG), represented by the Ministry of Food and Agriculture (MoFA), commissioned IFDC and specifically the Feed the Future Enhancing Growth through Regional Agriculture Input Systems (EnGRAIS) project to analyze the country’s fertilizer value chain under the GoG’s Ghana Fertilizer Expansion Programme…

New Publication: Phosphorus Fertilization for Human Health

Exploring phosphorus fertilizers and fertilization strategies for improved human and environmental health By Prem S. Bindraban (IFDC), Christian O. Dimkpa (IFDC), and Renu Pandey (ICAR) Abstract: Mineral phosphorus (P) fertilizers support high crop yields and contribute to feeding the teeming global population. However, complex edaphic processes cause P to be immobilized in soil, hampering its timely and sufficient availability for…

Ugandan Families Benefit from Road Rehabilitation

Residents of Bubare Sub-county in Rubanda District can now market their produce with ease following the construction works on the 18km Nyaruhanga-Kyamabare-Butobore-Ihanga community road. The road that was constructed at a cost of Shs 2 billion was commissioned on Tuesday. The International Fertilizer Development Center (IFDC) and the [Embassy of the Netherlands in Uganda] provided the funds while Rubanda District…

IFDC Holds 45th Board of Directors’ Meeting

IFDC held its 45th Board of Directors’ meeting on September 17-19, 2019, at its headquarters in Muscle Shoals, Alabama. The 12-member board, representing the public and private sectors and IFDC’s regions of influence, meets once a year to review the organization’s work and set the stage for the next year of activities. During this time, the board is joined by…

2019 Staff Awards

IFDC presented three staff members with awards for their outstanding work on September 18, 2019, following the organization’s 45th Annual Board of Directors’ Meeting. 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.…

IFDC Hosts 11th DSSAT Development Sprint

The 11th DSSAT Development Sprint was held from July 15-19, 2019, at the International Fertilizer Development Center (IFDC) in Muscle Shoals, Alabama. One of the main goals of the DSSAT Development Sprints is to improve both the science and the tools of the DSSAT crop modeling ecosystem using a “hackathon” approach. Significant achievements and outcomes of the workshop include the…

IFDC, FrieslandCampina WAMCO partner to transform local milk production in Nigeria

Partnership will empower dairy farmers, increase milk production Contact: Mohammed Zailani – Partnership Facilitator, 2SCALE – mzailani@2scale.org July 10, 2019 – Lagos, Nigeria – The International Fertilizer Development Center (IFDC), representing the 2SCALE program, has signed a partnership agreement with FrieslandCampina Wamco (FCW) with the aim to sustainably transform and lead the local dairy sector in Nigeria by supporting Fulani…

IFDC, Argus Sign Agreement to Bring Transparency to African Market

Collaboration Agreement to make African fertilizer market information publicly available June 13, 2019 – Montreal – Global commodity pricing agency Argus has signed a collaboration agreement with the International Fertilizer Development Center (IFDC) that will improve access to information regarding the traditionally opaque and complex African fertilizer sector. Africa offers huge potential for growth in fertilizer use. The region accounts…

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”…

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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