IFDC Report, Volume 24, No. 2
This report summarizes the content and significance of a video produced by the International Fertilizer Development Center (IFDC) and AGCOM International. Titled "To Inherit the Earth: A Question of Survival," the 27-minute video explores the pressing issue of soil degradation and the potential solutions offered by organic and mineral fertilizers. The video showcases the challenges impoverished farmers face in Sub-Saharan Africa, where soil nutrients are depleted due to population growth and insufficient replenishment practices. It emphasizes the role of improved agricultural policy, research, and the application of fertilizers in enhancing soil health and ensuring sustainable food production in developing countries. The report highlights the urgency of addressing soil fertility to secure a better future for future generations. Additionally, it draws attention to successful initiatives in Bangladesh and Albania, demonstrating the positive outcomes achieved through effective agribusiness development and fertilizer utilization.
Soil health, Sustainable agriculture, Poverty alleviation, Mineral fertilizers