Tag: Mali

Radio Partners Commit to Continuing Awareness on Fertilizer Technologies

In many parts of sub-Saharan Africa, radio programs still present one of the best ways for farmers to learn about new agricultural technologies. In Mali, one IFDC-conceived program was so popular that radio stations are continuing to air reruns, despite the completion of their contracts with IFDC. “Tiommi Ni Bonboni Baroni” (“Talk on FDP and MD”) is a program  conceived…

USAID C4CP Project Organizes Regional Workshop

March 30, 2017 – Cotonou, Benin – In collaboration with the International Centre for development oriented Research in Agriculture (ICRA) and Cultural Practice LLC, the Four-Country Cotton Partnership (USAID C4CP) project, funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and implemented by the International Fertilizer Development Center (IFDC)

USAID C4CP Empowers Women Farmers

Training is an essential component to reaching C4CP’s project goal. Read the project update to find out more.

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…

Experts attend regional workshop on mobile soil kit

“Experts are attending a two-day regional workshop to evaluate mobile soil kits as part of efforts to promote agricultural enhancing technologies to boost productivity and ensure better returns on farmer investments.” http://bit.ly/19Mxjzt

Kadia Diawara: We Will Accomplish Great Things

My name is Kadia Diawara. I am a 46-year-old widow and mother to seven children. We live in Kouoro where we grow sesame to support ourselves. Our town is still young, but it shows great promise. In 2011, IFDC taught me and close to 100 other women important agricultural practices – practices that led to our harvest of about 5…

Ténin Kone – Our land may be poor but we are not

My name is Ténin Kone. I am a widower and the head of a household of 11 people, including six teenagers, who look to me for food, healthcare and tuition. Our livelihood depends entirely on fonio, a crop grown here in Mali. But the fonio does not always grow as we need it to. Sometimes, the land lacks the nutrients…

Saly Ouattara: How Cassava Changed My Life

My name is Saly Ouattara. I think I’m 39 years old, and life has given me 10 children: six boys and four girls. My entire life – from childhood to my marriage and until now – I have not had another job outside of farming. I have farmed for 20 years, on two parcels my in-laws have given me, a…

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