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USAID’s Fertilizer Deep Placement and Micro Dosing Project Held a Lessons Learned Workshop. 

USAID invested $6 million in a 5-year award with IFDC to develop and disseminate two fertilizer-based technologies, FDP and MD, throughout the Feed the Future Zone of Influence in Sikasso, Mopti, and Timbuktu Regions. The project will close in April 2019. One of the activities of this closing phase is the organization of a lessons learned workshop of the project.…

Breaking Down Barriers with Briquettes

Shapna Mondal, popularly known as Guti Boudi (Guti sister-in-law) among her neighbors, is a female briquetting machine owner in Southern Bangladesh. Shapna, 35, is married to Tapan Mondal, an agro-input retailer who sells crop seeds, fertilizers, and pesticides in his shop. After their marriage, Shapna started to help her husband in his business, which was not running smoothly at the…

Reluctance to Reward: Md. Abdus Salam Matbor Adopts New Technology

Ever since he was a boy helping his father farm the fields, Md. Abdus Salam Matbor has been growing crops. He continued to assist his father in the fields until 2006 when his father died. One year later, Matbor began his life as an independent farmer, following the legacy his father gave him to feed his own growing family of…

8 Successes from USAID FDP-MD

The USAID Scaling Up Fertilizer Deep Placement and Microdosing Technologies in Mali (FDP-MD) project increases food security and farm incomes.

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…

Fertilizer Deep Placement is boosting rice production in Rwanda

Fertilizer deep placement (FDP) is currently being demonstrated in Rwanda and will be part of extension strategies in the near future.

Feeding Crops, Feeding the World – Part 2: Beyond the Big Three

Malnutrition (both obesity and stunting) costs the global economy $3.5 trillion per year, according to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). But investing in nutrition-centered fertilizer research relieves this burden, resulting in productive populations and prosperous economies. Feeding crops well is a good starting point toward this solution. Innovating disruptive technologies that include wholesome nutrients yields…

Feeding Crops, Feeding the World

Part 1 – Improved Fertilizers: A Pillar for a Healthy and Prosperous World Just like humans, crops have specific nutrient requirements. Nourishing plants well is essential for farmers to increase yields and supply food for the earth’s increasing population. Current fertilizer technology and use cannot support higher food demands. In addition, traditional fertilizers and poor recommendations keep farmers from profiting.…

Greenhouse Gas Research at IFDC

IFDC leads the way in greenhouse gas-reducing fertilizer technology. We teach farmers to fertilize their crops smarter and give them better tools to do so. As a result, more than 2 million Bangladeshi farmers – as well as many in sub-Saharan Africa – are reducing rice-growing emissions by up to 30 percent. Below is a piece from Upendra Singh, IFDC…

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