Tag: agriculture

Bolstering Trade in Benin

IFDC’s ACMA Benin project strengthened farming clusters and initiated trade for producers in Benin. View the ACMA Benin infographics.

Tricks of the Trade: Collaboration Pays off in Ifangni

Since 2013, staff with the Communal Approach to the Agricultural Market in Benin (ACMA) project have worked with regional actors, including the Dutch Embassy, local policy-makers and tens of thousands of producers, traders and smallholder farmers, to facilitate trade with major corporations based in Nigeria along Benin’s western border. The project encouraged the farmers and traders to organize into agribusiness…

IFDC and 4-H Celebrate National Agriculture Day

On March 11, 2016, IFDC hosted students from three local 4-H programs at its global headquarters in Muscle Shoals, Alabama, USA, in advance of National Agriculture Day in the United States on March 15. The Alabama Cooperative Extension System (ACES), in partnership with IFDC, organized the event as part of the two groups’ recent collaboration to engage youth in agriculture.…

Overcoming Hardship. Expanding Horizons.

IFDC helps women farmers achieve their dreams because we believe their empowerment is a key to future food security. In honor of International Women’s Day, we want to share the story of a Bangladeshi entrepreneur, Selina Begum. Her story shows what can happen when an empowered woman believes in hard work, dedication and dogged determination in the face of hopelessness.…

Professionalism in Seed Production: A Path to Success

A case study of an entrepreneur in Mwaro, Burundi Access to quality seeds remains a major challenge for many producers in Burundi. As of now, there are efforts underway to solve this problem. Léonidas Nimpagaritse is part of this initiative. Through IFDC’s Integrated Seed Sector Development (ISSD) project, he reached the top of his field, and now he helps ensure…

An Abundance of High Quality Mini-tubers: One Burundian Entrepreneur Has Made the Bet

The long chain of potato seed production features a mini-tubing stage, which is an activity that requires expertise and resources. Honoré Niyukuri de Kiremba of the Bururi commune, Burundi, has the promising ambition to excel in this area. Mr. Honoré Niyukuri coordinates the Agency for the Development of Rural people (ADPR), based in Kiremba, Bururi commune. He has worked in…

Driving Agricultural Mechanization Adoption in Northern Ghana

One of the major constraints to consistently increasing grain yields in Ghana is the perception that farming is a subsistence operation, not a business. The use of hand-wielded cutlasses and hoes for farming is still deeply rooted. Steadily, the Feed the Future Ghana Agriculture Technology Transfer Project is reversing this trend through the introduction of powered labor-saving equipment such as…

Looking Toward the Future with Climate Smart Technology

The USAID Scaling Up Fertilizer Deep Placement and Microdosing Technologies in Mali project improves food security and incomes for smallholder entrepreneurs. Fertilizer deep placement – or in this case, urea deep placement (UDP) – is a climate-smart yield-increasing technology. IFDC trained Rokiatou Diallo and her cooperative to use UDP. She shares her story below: My name is Rokiatou Diallo. I…

USAID C4CP: Empowering Women in West Africa’s Cotton Sector

Two New Infographics: USAID C4CPhelps smallholder cotton farmers in West Africa increase yields and profits.

8 Ways AIMS III Increased Crop Production

The AIMS III project concluded earlier this year. Learn more about it’s successes.

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