Seminar on Phosphate Rock for Direct Application
The IFDC Phosphate Program, established in 1974, focuses on three objectives: developing technology for efficient beneficiation of phosphate ores, identifying effective fertilizers for tropical and subtropical agriculture, and developing technologies for converting phosphate rock into fertilizers. The program aims to address the challenges posed by the depletion of easily accessible phosphate reserves and the need for more suitable fertilizers for small farmers in the developing world. Key activities include establishing a raw materials data file, researching beneficiation methods for low-quality ores, recovering phosphate slimes, and developing granulation and blending techniques for fertilizer production. The program aims to provide technical assistance, technology transfer, and manpower development to support sustainable agricultural practices in developing countries.
Phosphorus, Phosphate fertilizers, Acid soils