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Creating Shared Value: How Local Sourcing is Helping Generate an Inclusive Impact

Rama and Bintu are farmers living in northern Nigeria, where sorghum and pearl millet are popular staple crop ingredients. In this part of the country, as in the Sudano-Sahelian and Sahelian zones of West Africa, millions of households depend on these crops for food security, particularly in regions where average total annual rainfall is less than 800 millimeters. Due to…

Partnership Brings New Technology to Smallholder Farmers in Ghana

The Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Soybean Value Chain Research (Soybean Innovation Lab, SIL) in partnership with the Feed the Future USAID Agriculture Technology Transfer (ATT) project and the Agricultural Development and Value Chain Enhancement (ADVANCE) project will fund an 8-day training to teach local blacksmiths how to fabricate small-scale crop threshers for use in Northern Ghana.

Potatoes for Profit

Agrico, a global leader in potato breeding, has developed a range of varieties for different uses, all suited to tropical conditions. 2SCALE clusters are growing eight new high-yielding Agrico varieties, multiplied in the country from seed potatoes imported from the Netherlands. This season, farmers planted more than 300,000 kilograms of Agrico seed potatoes and sold the harvest for higher prices.…

2015 2SCALE Project Highlights

The 2SCALE project just released its 2015 Highlights. Read the highlights to learn more about how the project is building agribusiness by working with 353,000 farmers in eight African countries.

Nestlé and IFDC Partner to Support Farmers in Nigeria

Press Release: About 1,000 farmers in northern Nigeria will be trained on good agricultural practices and entrepreneurial skills thanks to a new partnership between Nestlé Nigeria and the International Fertilizer Development Center (IFDC).

Open House Demonstrates Performance of Hybrid Maize in Muyinga, Burundi

Seed quality is essential for higher yields, climate resistance and farmer profitability, but producers in Burundi often lack access to affordable, high-quality seeds. IFDC’s Integrated Seed Sector Development (ISSD) project works with farmers, agronomists and seed entrepreneurs to expand the nation’s seed sector.

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