Tailoring Soil and Plant Nutrition for Climate-Smart Agriculture
Using fertilizers has been essential to drive agricultural intensification and feed the world's growing population. However, their use also contributes to global greenhouse gas emissions and water pollution. The International Fertilizer Development Center (IFDC) promotes specialized solutions that assist farmers in practicing sustainable, nutrition-sensitive, and climate-smart agriculture. IFDC's approaches include balanced fertilizers, urea deep placement, and integrated soil fertility management, proven to increase yields and boost plant tolerance to drought. The organization seeks collaborations with donors, foundations, and other organizations to expand its efforts toward a climate-smart and food-secure world. Through improved fertilizer development and dissemination, the world can achieve a 60% increase in global food production by 2050 while promoting environmental sustainability.
Sustainable intensification, Fertilizers, Deep placement