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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…

Leaving No One Behind: Building Capacities to Bolster Livelihoods

Standing in his learning field, watching the activities going on, no one would have labelled him a vulnerable farmer.   Kurman Isa is a 35-year-old farmer and a member of the Alheri Rice farmers association of Bakura Cluster in Zamfara state, Nigeria. As a father and husband, Isa is saddled with the responsibility of providing adequately for his family, despite having a speech impediment. At an early age of 17, Isa started to farm to support himself through school,…

Never Too Old to Learn Something New

  “I am very glad that IFDC changed my life. It increased my income and bettered my livelihood well into the future.” Nwe Nwe Win, 50, is a model woman farmer living in Htoo Lay Su Village, Htantabin Township of Yangon Region. Her husband Ye Win is also a farmer, and they have a son, 26. In the summer of…

Seeing is Believing

U Min Zaw owns a 25-acre rice farm in Tei Tei Ku village, Kyaiklat Township, Ayeyarwady Delta. During the 2017 monsoon season, he attended IFDC’s farmer training, where he first learned about urea deep placement (UDP). Afterward, he wanted to test the technology for himself and learn the differences between UDP and farmer practices. As a well-established rice farmer, IFDC…

Farmer-Engineer Innovates New Machinery

U Than Oo and his family own a 30-acre rice farm at Nyaungdon Su village in Mawgun Township. They also established a small farm equipment workshop as a non-farm business. Although he graduated with specialization in Industrial Chemistry, Oo is a farmer who is familiar enough with farm machinery to make repairs. When he’s not on the farm, he renovates…

Fertilizer Empowers Women Farmers in Bangladesh

Women farmers are important members of Bangladeshi communities. Through training and business opportunities, IFDC empowers them to take charge of their production, and their success. One such farmer, Monika Mondol, is taking steps to ensure her family’s food security while finding her voice in her community. The following is her story: My name is Monika Rani Mondol, and I grew…

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…

Ashrafi Ali Seizes the Day

On a sunny day in the Jhapaghat village of the Kaloroa upazila, 42-year-old businessman Ashraf Ali is making Guti urea. He hoists a bucket up over his shoulders and pours its contents into a large metal hopper atop his newly purchased briquetting machine. Prilled urea spills into the machine, and the machine’s rollers instantly compress the fine urea into a…

Success Story: This Business Has Changed My Way of Life

Hazera was successful using UDP technology. Read her story…

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