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IFDC Training Participants Explore U.S. Agriculture

After almost two weeks and six states, our biggest international training program of 2016 is complete. From August 22 to September 3, IFDC hosted and coordinated the stay of more than 40 innovative farmers, agronomists, soil scientists, researchers, and extension agents as they explored various agricultural technologies and participated in training sessions across the South and Midwest United States. Titled “Advances…

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.…

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