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Project Description

Sustainable Agriculture

International Fertilizer Development Center

Established in 1914

Mission Statement: IFDC enables smallholder farmers in developing countries to increase agricultural productivity, generate economic growth, and practice environmental stewardship by enhancing their ability to manage mineral and organic fertilizers responsibly and participate profitably in input and output markets.

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Impacts & Achievements:

Some of the highlights

CEO Salary: 0.51% of expenses

  • Women make up more than 30% of IFDC training program participants

  • IFDC remains the only non-profit organization capable of bringing fertilizer ideas from the lab to production to the field

  • IFDC supported integrated soil fertility management practices have helped double farmers’ agricultural productivity and raise incomes by 20 to 50 percent in countries such as Rwanda, Burundi, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

  • In 2015, smallholder farmers in Mali who were trained by IFDC increased their gross profits for rice by $573 per hectare, the largest result to date

Featured Programs:

How IFDC is making a difference

Capacity Building

Each year, IDFC trains nearly 1 million farmers, agribusiness owners, and other stakeholders in the agribusiness around the world to help them become more efficient, environmentally responsible, and profitable. IDFC also offers specialized training programs to agriculture professionals, including policymakers and researchers.

Fertilizer Research and Development

IFDC works with governments, research organizations and institutions, and private sector companies to develop new fertilizers, technologies, and farm practices. Their innovative ideas offer a shift in fertilizer packaging by placing a focus on balanced fertilization and crop nutrition.

Market Development

IDFC helps producers by improving farm yields and by linking farms to input and output markets. Local agribusiness capacity is bolstered by providing technical assistance and by brokering partnerships with financial institutions and business support products. This affects more than 450,000 farmers who are involved in the agribusiness clusters.

Integrated Soil Fertility Management

IFDC combines mineral fertilizers to replenish soil nutrients and maximize nutrient and water efficiency in countries such as Rwanda, Burundi, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. IDFC has been instrumental in developing fertilizers to efficientize rice production, with data proving this has reduced greenhouse emissions.

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