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IFDC Myanmar Provides Masks and Medical Equipment to Government Health Centers Amid COVID-19 Crisis

The COVID-19 situation in Myanmar is now starting to develop. The first confirmed case occurred mid-March, and as of April 3, 2020, there are 20 confirmed cases, with the first attributed fatality. Detection and response for such an event as COVID-19 is a major challenge for any country, but even more so for those countries with less developed health and…

New Publication: Innovative Fertilizers and Application Technologies

Bindraban, PS, Dimkpa, CO, White, JC, et al. Safeguarding human and planetary health demands a fertilizer sector transformation. Plants, People, Planet. 2020. https://doi.org/10.1002/ppp3.10098 Summary Strategies for delivering sustainable food systems require significant reduction in yield gaps and food system inefficiencies. Mineral fertilizers will play a critical role in achieving both of these aims. However, reduction in nutrient losses from mineral fertilizer use to…

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…