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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…

2017 IFDC Staff Awards

IFDC presented three staff members with awards for their outstanding work on September 13, 2017, following the organization’s 43rd Annual Board of Directors’ Meeting.

USAID Constructs Seed Processing Facility in Tamale

The Feed the Future Ghana Agriculture Technology Transfer project handed over a seed processing facility to Ganorma Agro Company Limited in Tamale today through a grant matching program. The facility can process up to 15 metric tons of seed per hour. The project is funded by the United States Agency for International Development and implemented by IFDC. Dr. J. Scott…

Register Today! Online Course on Inclusive Agribusiness

Organized by 2SCALE and the Inclusive Business Accelerator, the bootcamp on Inclusive Agribusiness aims to equip participants with knowledge and tools to build your Inclusive Agribusiness based on the experience of successful agribusiness entrepreneurs. A wide range of topics will be covered from value creation to innovative farming solutions, access to finance and agribusiness clusters. The online course will last for four…

New Manual Guides Implementation of Urea Deep Placement Programs

Designed for resource-poor farmers cultivating lowland rice, urea deep placement (UDP) is a nutrient management technology that accomplishes what agriculture must do in a changing climate: increase yields and profitability and reduce pollution. The deep point placement of urea briquettes delivers more nitrogen to the plant and reduces fertilizer use, water contamination, and greenhouse gas emissions. Additionally, farmers experience about…

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New Publication: Gender Mainstreaming in Agribusiness Partnerships

Inclusive agribusinesses will play a critical role in the coming decades, not only to feed 9 billion people by 2050, but also to create job opportunities and improve livelihoods for those least integrated into economic channels. For the past five years, IFDC’s Towards Sustainable Clusters in Agribusiness through Learning in Entrepreneurship (2SCALE) project has been strengthening agribusiness linkages to profitable…

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