Category: Press Releases

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…

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…

ACMA2 Showcases Results to Monitoring Committee

IFDC Press Release For Immediate Release Contact: Olga Kokode ([00229] 97 18 98 31/95 96 46 42; okokode@ifdc.org) Friday, March 22, 2019 – The Communal Approach to the Agricultural Market in Benin – Phase 2 (ACMA2) held its second Monitoring Committee meeting during March 20-21, 2019. Comprising key local and national partners, the ACMA2 Monitoring Committee advises and supports the…

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,…

IFDC Granted $56.8 Million to Develop African Agribusiness

New project builds on IFDC and partners’ work to empower African farmers IFDC Press Release For Immediate Release Monday, December 10, 2018 Contact: Andy Thigpen (256-381-6600, ext. 299; athigpen@ifdc.org; @IFDCNews) December 10, 2018 – Muscle Shoals, Ala., United States – The International Fertilizer Development Center (IFDC) announces a new $56.8 million grant from the Dutch government to improve the lives…

IFDC Announces CEO Departure, Interim Appointed

POTUS selects Angle to lead NIFA; senior board member to serve as interim CEO IFDC Press Release For Immediate Release Tuesday, September 25, 2018 Contact: Andy Thigpen (256-381-6600, ext. 299; athigpen@ifdc.org; @IFDCNews) September 25, 2018 – Muscle Shoals, Ala., United States – Dr. J. Scott Angle, president and CEO of the International Fertilizer Development Center (IFDC), has been nominated by…

ACMA2 Participates in Thematic Commission

IFDC Press Release For Immediate Release Wednesday, September 12, 2018      Constitutive General Assembly of the Intercommunal Concertation Framework (CCIC) of the Collines Department / Installation of the Thematic Commission (CCIC Collines)   Contact: Olga Kokode ((00229) 97 18 98 31/95 96 46 42 okokode@ifdc.org)   Wednesday, September 12, 2018 – The Communal Approach to Agricultural Market Access in Benin Program…

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…

Ten years of USAID Support to the West and Central African Cotton Sector: Stakeholders Take Stock in Ouagadougou

Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso – In collaboration with the West African Economic and Monetary Union (UEMOA) Commission, the International Center for Fertilizer Development (IFDC) and the United States Agency for International Development West Africa Regional Office (USAID / West Africa), are organizing, on March 20 and 21, 2018 in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, a learning event on cotton projects, implemented by IFDC with…

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