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- ItemBoosting Local Certified Seed Production in Burundi through Private Seed Sector Development(IFDC, 2022) IFDCBurundi is a strongly agricultural and densely populated country, with 257 people per square kilometre. Rapid population growth has decreased average land holdings from 1.04 hectares to 0.5 hectares per household between 1973 and 2009.1Additionally, agricultural production is low compared with other countries of the region. To solve this problem, IFDC has come up with a project, the Private Seed Sector Development (PSSD) project (2018-2022), which is funded by the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Burundi and aims to double the production and income of 178,000 farm households in Burundi by ensuring sustainable access to high-quality seed and agricultural advisory services.
- ItemIFDC Magazine, Volume 40, No. 3(2015) IFDCThis magazine explores the remarkable career of Dr Amit Roy, a visionary leader in the development field. Through an insightful interview, we gain valuable insights into his experiences and how they shaped his approach to bringing about change. Dr Roy shares anecdotes from his visits to Albania and Afghanistan, highlighting the transformative power of IFDC's work in these countries. He emphasizes the importance of understanding the cultural landscape of each nation and engaging with local communities to achieve sustainable development. Dr Roy reflects on the evolving nature of the development sector and offers advice to young professionals entering the field. His passion for making a difference and his belief in the power of people are evident throughout the conversation. The article concludes with inspiring stories of individuals whose lives have been changed through IFDC's initiatives, reinforcing the impact and importance of their work.
- ItemSoil and Water Interventions for Strategic Programming for Food Security in the Western Sahel: The Case of Burkina Faso(IFDC, 2020-12-14) Bindraban, Prem S.The Sahelian region faces immense challenges to safeguard the availability of sufficient food due to its poor biophysical conditions, exacerbated by population growth, urbanization and changing climate, which can all potentially destabilize the society. The prospects for the Sahelian region are discouraging, and resolution calls for change fundamental carrying capacity of the region, i.e., its potential ability to support plant Soil improvement and the timely availability of water are the most pressing production essential to coping with the huge spatiotemporal variability of resource availability. Successful pilots have been reported in this regard but have not reached sufficient scale to dem resolution of food insecurity. Therefore, this study will (1) describe the challenges, (2) quantify the spatiotemporal variability and possibilities for enhancing the production base of the Sahel, (3) present a concise in of successful pilots and programs, and (4) identify strategic partnerships among development donors, national governments, and agribusinesses to reach impact at scale building our insights around evidence from the Sahelian region, with Burkina Faso as a case country.