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IFDC Launches its First Project in India with Funding from the Walmart Foundation

Project will employ holistic approach to empower farmers and rural entrepreneurs in Telangana State   March 27, 2019 – Delhi/Hyderabad, India – The Walmart Foundation has provided a grant to the International Fertilizer Development Center (IFDC) to strengthen agricultural production systems in rural and peri-urban locations in Telangana State, India. Marking the beginning of IFDC’s development in India, the project…

IFDC, Kansas State, USAID partner to form SOILS Consortium

Kansas State-based consortium aims to improve soil fertility in sub-Saharan Africa March 19, 2019 WASHINGTON, D.C. — Three global leaders in agricultural research and international development are joining together to improve livelihoods of the world’s poorest populations by increasing soil fertility. The Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Collaborative Research on Sustainable Intensification (SIIL) at Kansas State University, the International Fertilizer Development…

IFDC announces former CGIAR executive as new President and CEO

  Albin Hubscher brings experience from international public and private sectors to IFDC Contact: Andy Thigpen (256-381-6600, ext. 299; athigpen@ifdc.org; @IFDCNews) January 17, 2019 – Muscle Shoals, Alabama, United States — The International Fertilizer Development Center (IFDC) announced the appointment of Albin Hubscher as its new president and CEO. Hubscher is scheduled to step into the role on February 18,…

KeFERT Spurs Action for a More Competitive Fertilizer Sector in Kenya

Kenya’s Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, Fisheries and Irrigation (MoALF&I), in collaboration with IFDC and various public and private partners, organized the Kenya Fertilizer Roundtable (KeFERT) meeting to bring together fertilizer stakeholders in the country and region. The meeting was held October 16-17, 2018, to spur coordinated efforts toward unblocking constraints that limit smallholder farmers’ access to and use of fertilizers…

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…

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