At IFDC, our solutions focus on bridging the gap between these big issues. We strive to develop better fertilizer and production technologies, transfer these improved technologies to smallholder farmers, and connect these farmers to efficient and profitable markets. This continuum is supported by our work to foster an enabling environment which includes conducive government policies, knowledge and data management, and smart fertilizer subsidies, among others.
In practice, our solutions take the shape of four Strategic Objectives. Each of these objectives is supported by research and development activities which embody Our Approaches.
Develop Better Technologies
Develop, identify, and test technologies and innovations to improve soil health and plant nutrition.
Catalyze Farm Productivity
Increase farm productivity, profitability, and sustainability of target smallholder agricultural systems.
Strengthen input and output market systems to scale technologies and improve livelihoods, environmental outcomes, and climate resilience.
Enable impact by improving policies, strengthening capacity, and sharing knowledge.
PAPAB (2015-2019) aimed to sustainably increase food production in Burundi by promoting market-oriented, climate-resilient, and sustainable agricultural techniques, supported by targeted fertilizer subsidies. The project was funded by the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. Lead implementing partners included Alterra Wageningen University and Research, Oxfam Novib, and ZOA. More than 10 local organizations collaborated, […]
The Projet d’Appui pour une Gestion Responsable et Intégrée des Sols (PAGRIS) is a four-year project (March 2020 – February 2024) funded by the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Burundi. PAGRIS seeks to achieve ecologically sustainable land management in Burundi and will work at three levels: plot, slope, and institutional. PAGRIS aims […]
The Private Seed Sector Development (PSSD) project is a market systems project that aims to double the production and incomes of 108,000 farmer households in Burundi. The project works with private and public sector partners to promote the development of a private sector-led seed industry that is able to provide farmers with sustainable access to […]
Feed the Future Soil Fertility Technology (SFT) Adoption, Policy Reform and Knowledge Management Project
IFDC’s work under the Feed the Future SFT agreement* bridges the gap between scientific research and technology dissemination to smallholder farmers. Research Objectives The project conducts research with partners from universities, national and international research and development institutions, and the private sector. The project is comprised of three interworking objectives that applies research accomplished in […]