2014 IFDC Annual Report
The International Fertilizer Development Center (IFDC) has evolved from a fertilizer research institution to a comprehensive sustainable development organization. Celebrating its 40th anniversary in 2014, IFDC commemorated its journey and accomplishments. Thomas Hager's book, "Feeding a Hungry World: IFDC's First Forty Years," chronicles IFDC's history, highlighting its dedication to increasing agricultural productivity. The organization also organized events and workshops, including a 40th Anniversary Commemoration in Washington, D.C., and a celebration in Florence, Ala. Additionally, IFDC's Virtual Fertilizer Research Center (VFRC) collaborated with a global network of researchers and institutions to publish reports addressing various aspects of fertilizer use and efficiency. Furthermore, IFDC engaged in special initiatives and partnerships to promote sustainable agriculture and improve African fertilizer markets. The EurAsia Division (EAD) focused on enhancing agricultural productivity and rural incomes in Bangladesh, Kyrgyzstan, and Myanmar. These efforts aimed to contribute to food security, environmental sustainability, and economic growth.
Food security, Fertilizer technology