world soil day

Why is it important for societies to address soil health and plant nutrition for improved food systems? Watch the full video or learn more about soil as the answer.


IFDC is honored to lead the way in championing global soil health through the Coalition of Action 4 Soil Health. When it comes to achieving the SDGs, the answer lies beneath our feet.


Can fertilizer be good? Is sustainable use possible?
Dr. Upendra Singh and Dr. Prem Bindraban discuss.


How do we make sure our work is effective and impactful? FERARI is taking this one step further in making its impact – impactful. The program's unique contribution to development in Ghana should not be overlooked.

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Our Solutions

IFDC believes the key to global food security starts with the soil and ends at the supermarket. We strive to develop better fertilizer and production technologies, transfer these improved technologies to smallholder farmers, and connect these farmers to efficient and profitable markets. By working with strategic partners, we build local capacity and ensure sustainable impact. 


Demonstration Plots Established


Farmers Applying Good Agricultural Practices


Public-Private Partnerships Formed

IFDC specializes in:

  • Soil and Fertilizer Research 
  • Market Systems Development 
  • Public-Private Partnerships 
  • Capacity Building and Training 
  • Environmental Stewardship 

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About Us

We are scientists, development professionals, and community members dedicated to scientific innovations that increase global food production, protect the environment, and empower smallholder farmers. Since 1974, we have worked in more than 100 countries to improve food security from right where it all starts: the soil.  

2SCALE Team Building

IFDC is comprised of a dynamic team of individuals working worldwide to help improve sustainability.