Category: Press Releases

ECOWAS, WAFA Sign MoU at Inaugural West Africa Fertilizer Financing Forum

Contact: Ada Nsitem, Communication Officer ada.nsitem@wafafertilizer.org October 1, 2019 – Abidjan – The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) and West African Fertilizer Association (WAFA) have signed a memorandum of understanding. This took place at the inaugural West Africa Fertilizer Financing Forum which was attended by representatives of financial institutions, ministers, government agencies, fertilizer manufacturers and various stakeholders of the…

IFDC Renews Establishment Agreement with Government of Benin

Contact: Constant Dangbegnon, Chief of Party, ACMA2 Project – cdangbegnon@ifdc.org September 24, 2019 – Cotonou, Benin –The establishment agreement between the International Fertilizer Development Center (IFDC) and the Republic of Benin was renewed on September 24, 2019. This is the conclusion of a long process marked by, in addition to project reports, a field visit of the inter-ministerial committee in charge…

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, 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…

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