2009-2010 IFDC Annual Report
The International Fertilizer Development Center (IFDC) remains dedicated to addressing fertilizer-related issues to enhance global food security and promote sustainable agriculture development. Originally established as an outgrowth of the National Fertilizer Development Center (NFDC) of the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA), IFDC has expanded its mandate and reach. Founded in 1974, IFDC has become a leading science-based nonprofit organization focused on soil nutrient management and developing fertilizers and practices tailored to the needs of tropical and sub-tropical climates. Today, IFDC tackles critical global challenges such as food security, poverty alleviation, environmental protection, and economic development through collaborative partnerships, research, training, and education. The organization's initiatives, including the Africa Productivity Initiative, aim to double crop yields and improve food security in Sub-Saharan Africa. Despite progress, the challenge remains to produce more food while using fewer resources sustainably. IFDC aims to find solutions for a sustainable global food system.
Sustainable agriculture , Food security, Poverty alleviation, Fertilizers