IFDC Report, Volume 17, No. 3
This report presents a comprehensive profile of Dr Paul J. Stangel, a distinguished international development official, researcher, and former President and Chief Executive Officer of the International Fertilizer Development Center (IFDC). Dr Stangel's remarkable career spans several decades, during which he played a pivotal role in shaping the agricultural development landscape of developing countries, particularly in Asia and the Middle East. He focused on integrating fertilizer into sustainable and economically viable nutrient management programs for small farmers and establishing agribusiness programs. This report highlights Dr Stangel's contributions, including his advancements in nitrogen fertilizer efficiency and his work in various positions such as agronomist, deputy managing director, and president of IFDC. The report acknowledges Dr Stangel's expertise in research and development, technical assistance, and training programs, emphasizing his lasting impact on improving food production and enhancing the quality of life for people in developing countries.
Agricultural development, Nutrient management, Agribusiness, Food production