Strategic partnerships underpin our work to bridge the gaps between research, farmers, markets, and a supportive, enabling environment. The sustainability of our impact depends on effective partnerships.
We work closely with partners large and small to design and implement a wide variety of innovative products, development projects, and initiatives. We also work to increase our partners’ capacities through training and convening to support sustainable food systems – from the lab to the consumer.
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Partnering for Better Technology
We employ an inclusive approach to our research and development. Through partnerships with the private sector and national research institutions, we focus on testing, adapting, and scaling promising technologies for smallholders.
Partnering for Productive Farmers
Farmers remain our most important partners. We work with local organizations and communities to conduct field-level tests of improved technologies and farming practices and prioritize women farmers and youth to ensure sustainability.
Partnering for Strong Markets
Our programs prioritize public-private partnerships to scale adoption of field-tested technologies, develop agribusiness clusters, and build capacities of farmers and business owners.
Partnering for Impact
Sustainable and lasting impact is only possible through partnerships at all levels. By working with partners from national governments to private industry to smallholder farmers, we work to strengthen capacities of organizations, develop and implement improved policies, and share knowledge and information.
Embassies of the Kingdom of the Netherlands
Netherlands’ Directorate-General for International Cooperation (DGIS)
Nigerian National Food Reserve Agency (NFRA)
Nigeria’s National Program for Food Security (NPFS)
International Non-Governmental Agencies
Royal Embassies of the Kingdom of the Netherlands
International Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs)
Savannah Agricultural Research Institute (SARI)
Business Enterprise Partners (Private Enterprise)
Frequently Asked Questions
Does IFDC produce fertilizer products?
As a nonprofit, IFDC does not manufacture, produce, or sell fertilizer products.
What is IFDC?
IFDC is a nonprofit, science-based organization working to alleviate global hunger and poverty by improving sustainable agricultural productivity. Legally, IFDC is designated a Public International Organization (PIO).
What is a Public International Organization (PIO)?
This designation allows IFDC to receive widespread support, cooperation, and backing from the world community it was created to serve. As a PIO, IFDC is entitled to the privileges, exemptions and immunities conferred by the International Organizations Immunities Act.
Who funds IFDC?
IFDC is multilaterally funded by donors representing Africa, Asia, Europe, and the United States. IFDC also works with private industry on technology development projects.
Where is IFDC based?
IFDC’s headquarters are in Muscle Shoals, Alabama, USA, with regional offices located in Accra, Ghana; Nairobi, Kenya; and Dhaka, Bangladesh.
Where does IFDC Work?
IFDC’s work is currently focused on sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia, but our broader research activities have worldwide implications.
Who does IFDC help and how?
IFDC’s work is geared toward increasing the capacities of smallholder farmers, agricultural entrepreneurs, small-to-medium-sized enterprises, and many other agricultural stakeholders. By partnering with donor organizations, national governments, private sector actors, and local entrepreneurs, we work to bridge the gaps between research, development, and markets with the goal of improving soil health and fertility and smallholder livelihoods in developing nations around the world.
How can I learn more about partnering with IFDC?
IFDC partners with public and private organizations, both large and small, to design and implement a wide variety of innovative products, development projects, and initiatives. Please fill out the form below with as much information as possible, and the appropriate contact will receive your message.