Feed the Future Soil Fertility Technology (SFT) Adoption, Policy Reform and Knowledge Management Project: Semi-Annual Performance Report October 1, 2016 – March 30, 2017
This report provides an overview of the progress made by the International Fertilizer Development Center (IFDC) in achieving the objectives outlined in its cooperative agreement with the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). The agreement aims to support smallholder farmers in developing countries by enhancing their ability to manage fertilizers responsibly, increase agricultural productivity, and participate in input and output markets. The report highlights the realignment of the project's results framework. It focuses on two key workstreams: developing and validating soil fertility and plant nutrient management technologies and supporting policy reforms and market development. The activities and interventions proposed under each workstream are described, including the refinement of fertilizer technologies for climate resilience, assessment of fertilizer quality, policy analysis, impact studies, economic studies, and the identification of fertilizer trends and outlooks. The report also emphasizes cross-cutting issues, such as knowledge management and learning agendas, and outlines additional activities related to data collection, dissemination of knowledge, and collaboration with universities. The report covers the period from October 1, 2016, to March 30, 2017, and summarizes the major activities conducted during this timeframe.
Agricultural productivity, Knowledge Management