Current Projects

East & Southern Africa Division

2SCALE

Toward Sustainable Clusters in Agribusiness through Learning in Entrepreneurship (2012-2017)

2SCALE improves the livelihoods of 12 African countries. More...

AGP-AMDe

Agricultural Growth Program - Agribusiness and Market Development Project in Ethiopia (2011-2015)

AGP-AMDe seeks the long-term reduction of poverty and hunger through improvements in the productivity and competitiveness of value chains that offer income opportunities for rural households. As a member of the ACDI/VOCA Support for Food Security Activities (SFSA) team, IFDC is helping build agro-input supply and distribution systems and facilitating farmers’ access to and use of agro-inputs. IFDC is also supporting the development of private sector agribusinesses to produce and market seeds. More...

AIMS III

Agricultural Input Market Strengthening III (2012-2014)

AIMS III is an integrated program focused on the development and transfer of agricultural technology to benefit Mozambique’s smallholder farmers. This is being accomplished through the introduction of IFDC’s Commercialized Sustainable Farming Systems (CSFS) solution and by continuing to build competitive markets and improving agro-dealer networks. More...

ASHC

Africa Soil Health Consortium (2011-2014)

ASHC provides services to clients spanning public, private and academic organizations whose daily work involves assimilating integrated soil fertility management (ISFM) technologies into practice at local levels. IFDC provides monitoring and evaluation (M&E) services to ASHC. Services include leading assessments of the processes, collecting observations from stakeholders and conducting formal evaluations to assess the value of the communications products and how the products contribute to outcomes in ongoing development initiatives. More...

BASIS

(2009-ongoing)

This field experiment in Mozambique studies the impact of fertilizer subsidies; the interaction of fertilizer subsidies and savings; and the impact of savings facilities and savings matches. Key assessments include farm output, household consumption and other household indicators (e.g., nutrition, health, child schooling) in the short- and long-term resulting from subsidies, savings and savings matches. More...

CATALIST-2

(2012-2016)

CATALIST-2 builds on the successes of the CATALIST project. CATALIST-2 is continuing to promote agribusiness cluster development, market integration and agricultural intensification. Project goals are to improve the livelihoods of smallholder farmers and others in the agricultural value chain and promote regional trade and business linkages, which will support regional peace and stability. More...

CATALIST-Uganda

(2012-2016)

CATALIST-Uganda is helping to sustainably commercialize smallholder farmer agriculture through improved productivity and market development, resulting in marketable surpluses that raise farm incomes and food security in Uganda. The project employs a systems approach to develop integrated cropping systems around Irish potatoes, cassava, oil seeds (sunflowers and soybeans) and rice, combined with accelerated agribusiness cluster development. More...

NAFAKA

Tanzania Staples Value Chain (2011-2015)

To increase food security, the NAFAKA project is improving the competitiveness and productivity of the maize and rice value chains in Tanzania while expanding the benefits from this growth to women, youth and other vulnerable groups. As a member of the ACDI/VOCA Support for Food Security Activities (SFSA) team, IFDC is working with agro-input suppliers, agro-dealers, farmer-based organizations and financial institutions to increase the availability of quality agro-inputs and to demonstrate their proper use at the farm level. More...

PReFER

Privatization of Rwanda’s Fertilizer Import and Distribution System (2010-2015)

PReFER is helping to develop an efficient, effective and competitive private sector fertilizer procurement and distribution system in Rwanda. The project’s primary objective is to accomplish the Rwandan government’s orderly transition out of nationalized fertilizer procurement and distribution. To that end, PReFER staff are identifying policies supportive of private sector enterprise in the fertilizer market and contributing to the development of a sustainable supply system. More...

PROFIT+

Production, Finance and Improved Technology Plus (2012-2016)

PROFIT+ is working to achieve a 30 percent increase in productivity and income from selected value chains, benefiting 200,000 smallholder farmers and increasing the value of agricultural sales by $125 million, particularly for value-added processing. More...

Eurasia Division

AAPI

Accelerating Agriculture Productivity Improvement in Bangladesh (2010-2015)

The AAPI project is strengthening and re-orienting agricultural production systems in Bangladesh. The project is improving food security and accelerating income growth in rural areas by increasing agricultural productivity on a sustainable basis. The project emphasizes technology diffusion and development of support systems to achieve sustainability. The primary technology is fertilizer deep placement (FDP), which is well-suited to rice production. More...

FSI

Fertilizer Sector Improvement Project (2014-2017)

FSI works with Burmese farmers to boost rice and vegetable yields in Myanmar. More...

USAID KAED Follow-On

USAID Kyrgyzstan Agro-Input Enterprise Development Follow-On Project (2010-2014)

The USAID KAED Follow-On project extends the impact of KAED on improving food security and rural incomes. The project is enhancing food security through expanded adoption of improved production technologies, value chain linkages and public-private partnerships (PPPs). KAED Follow-On has helped diffuse livestock sector capital investment under the Economic Development Fund III (EDF III). More...

North & West Africa

2SCALE

Toward Sustainable Clusters in Agribusiness through Learning in Entrepreneurship (2012-2017)

2SCALE improves the livelihoods of 12 African countries. More...

AVCMP

Agricultural Value Chain Mentorship Project (2011-2014)

AVCMP is contributing to the Government of Ghana’s objectives of achieving food security and converting the country’s agriculture sector into an agro-industrial economy. The goal is to transform the agricultural value chain into a highly productive, efficient, competitive and sustainable system. More...

DEBPEA

Grassroots Development of Agribusiness Clusters in Mali (2009-2014)

An extension of the completed From Thousands to Millions (1000s+) project, DEBPEA is reinforcing and expanding agricultural development in Mali. The project is increasing the number of agribusiness clusters (ABCs) in Mali and making agribusinesses sustainable and accessible – economically, organizationally and environmentally. More...

Feed the Future USAID ATT

FTF-USAID Agriculture Technology Transfer Project (2013-2018)

The project is increasing the availability and use of agricultural technologies to improve and sustain agricultural productivity and increase the competitiveness of the maize, rice and soybean value chains. The three main project components are developing the seed sector, improving soil fertility management and increasing research capacity and effectiveness. More...

MARKETS II

Maximizing Agricultural Revenue and Key Enterprises in Targeted Sites (2012-2017)

IFDC is facilitating a public-private partnership (PPP) between Notore Chemical Industries Ltd. and Nigeria’s National Program for Food Security (NPFS) to promote the use of fertilizer deep placement (FDP) technology and facilitate the supply and demand of urea briquettes in Nigeria. IFDC also is continuing to strengthen Nigeria’s fertilizer sector by improving targeted farmers’ access to agro-inputs, loaning urea briquette manufacturing machines to Notore and training the company’s workers to use the machines. More...

Nigeria Fertilizer Voucher Program

(2009-Ongoing)

The Nigeria fertilizer voucher program enables farmers to obtain quality agro-inputs in a timely manner using vouchers in lieu of cash. At the same time, the project focuses on building the professionalism of rural agro-dealers and strengthening Nigeria’s private sector fertilizer supply and distribution channels. More...

PADAT

Projet d’Appui au Développement de l’Agriculture au Togo (2012-2015)

PADAT is one of three projects designed to complement Togo’s National Agricultural and Food Security Investment Program (PNIASA), which was launched in 2012. IFDC is implementing the integrated soil fertility management (ISFM) component of PADAT in Togo’s five economic regions (Centrale, Kara, Maritime, Plateaux and Savanes). More...

PRODIB

Professionalization of Agro-Input Dealers in Burkina Faso (2011-2014)

PRODIB is strengthening the ability of agro-dealers to create business linkages with input suppliers and extend their retail networks to reach more farmers. The primary goal is to increase agricultural productivity and boost the incomes of the country’s smallholder farmers. This is being achieved by increasing the availability, accessibility and affordability of quality agro-inputs in rural areas. More...

USAID FED

USAID Liberian Food and Enterprise Development (2011-2016)

IFDC is leading a short-term technical assistance component to recruit and train agro-dealers and develop extension materials to promote integrated soil fertility management (ISFM) in cassava cultivation. The broader project objectives are to improve nutrition and food security by increasing agricultural productivity and market access and building human capacity. More...

USAID WAFP

USAID West Africa Fertilizer Program (2012-2017)

USAID WAFP seeks to significantly increase food security and reduce poverty and hunger in West Africa. The program’s goal is to increase the use of fertilizer by smallholder farmers by lowering its cost, reducing the distance between the farm-gate and agro-dealers and increasing the efficiency of fertilizers by accurately matching soil type and crop variety to recommended fertilizer types and quantities. More...