IFDC Report, Volume 12, No. 1
This report provides an overview of the work and progress at the International Fertilizer Development Center (IFDC) as of March 1987. It highlights various aspects of the center's activities, including access to plant germplasm, advances in agricultural technology, breeding materials for genetic control of insects and plant diseases, and training opportunities for scientists. Dr Haldore Hanson, Director-General Emeritus of CIMMYT, presented the Chinese viewpoint on the benefits of technical assistance by international agricultural research centres. The report also discusses the review of the Biological Nitrogen Fixation Project and the development of viable inoculants. Furthermore, it covers Dr John A. Hannah's lifetime achievement award and the establishment of the Travis R. Hignett Fund by the IFDC Century Club. The report concludes with the perspectives of Togolese officials on the IFDC-Africa Center and the annual workshop conducted by the West African Fertilizer Management and Efficiency Network.
Agricultural research, Biological nitrogen fixation, Fertilizers