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.

Contact us today to learn more about partnering with us.

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.

The Africa Rice Center (AfricaRice) ex-WARDA

African Development Bank (AfDB)

ACDI/VOCA

Agrium Inc.

Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA)

Bangladesh Department of Agricultural Extension (DAE)

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

ECOWAS Bank for Investment and Development

Howard G. Buffett Foundation

DANIDA

Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS)

Embassies of the Kingdom of the Netherlands

European Union

Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (Nigeria)

Global Agricultural and Food Security Program (GAFSP)

The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation

International Fertilizer Association (IFA)

International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)

International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)

International Plant Nutrition Institute (IPNI)

International Potash Institute (IPI)

Netherlands’ Directorate-General for International Cooperation (DGIS)

Nigerian National Food Reserve Agency (NFRA)

Nigeria’s National Program for Food Security (NPFS)

Royal Tropical Institute (KIT)

Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC)

The Sulphur Institute (TSI)

United Kingdom Department for International Development (DFID)

U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)

West Africa Development Bank

West African Economic and Monetary Union (UEMOA)

International Non-Governmental Agencies

Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC)

Netherlands Directorate-General for International Cooperation (DGIS)

Royal Embassies of the Kingdom of the Netherlands

U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food for Progress (FFP)

International Bodies

African Development Bank (AfDB)

African Union Commission (AUC)

Common Fund for Commodities (CFC)

Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA)

West and Central African Council for Agricultural Research
and Development (CORAF/WECARD)

East African Community (EAC)

Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS)

European Union

New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD)/Comprehensive
Africa Agriculture Development Programme (CAADP)

Southern African Development Community (SADC)

West African Economic and Monetary Union (UEMOA)

International Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs)

The Africa Rice Center (AfricaRice) ex-WARDA

African Journal of Food, Agriculture, Nutrition and Development

ACDI/VOCA

Agri-ProFocus

Agriterra

Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA)

Centre for Agricultural Bioscience International (CABI)

Centre for Development Innovation of Wageningen University
and Research Centre (WUR-CDI)

Farming First

Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations

Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa (FARA)

International Centre for development oriented Research in Agriculture (ICRA)

International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT)

International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)

International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA)

International Plant Nutrition Institute (IPNI)

Netherlands Development Organization (SNV)

Savannah Agricultural Research Institute (SARI)

Tropical Soil Biology and Fertility Institute (TSBF) of CIAT

Fertilizer Industry

AfricaFertilizer.org

Agrium Inc.

Agrotain International LLC

CropLife Africa Middle East

International Fertilizer Industry Association (IFA)

International Potash Institute (IPI)

Notore Chemical Industries Limited

OCP Group

Yara International ASA

Foundations

Base of the Pyramid Innovation Centre (BoP Inc.)

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

The Rockefeller Foundation

The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation

Business Enterprise Partners (Private Enterprise)

Chemonics International Inc.

DAI

Dutch Agricultural Development & Trading Company (DADTCO)

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.


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