IFA Notebook 2020

03
DEC

Highlights from the IFA Virtual High- Level Forum

Sustainable plant nutrition, food security and human nutrition: Lessons of the Covid-19 crisis for greater resilience

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05
JUN

A Tribute to IFA Norman Borlaug Winner Professor Alfredo Scheid Lopes

IFA is saddened to hear of the recent loss of Prof. Alfredo Scheid Lopes who was awarded the IFA Award in 1995 for his work on the management of the infertile soils of the Cerrado region of Brazil which contributed significantly to the impressive agricultural development of the vast region and helped to protect the Amazon rainforest. His research led to a significant improvement in mineral fertilizer use efficiency at the farm level and sustainable soil fertility management.

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24
APR

The Fertilizer Industry Creates Digital Innovations to Overcome COVID-19

Over the last few years the fertilizer industry has increasingly embraced digitalization. Connected plants are helping to make fertilizer production more sustainable while digital tools monitor and efficiently supply plants’ nutrient needs, reducing losses and improving crop yields and food security. But digital technologies are now also playing important new roles during the current COVID-19 pandemic.

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20
APR

IFA Members Around the World Step Up to Battle COVID-19

As the world fights the Coronavirus pandemic, fertilizer companies everywhere are stepping up to the plate to play their part by contributing much needed resources to support healthcare systems, farmers and the disadvantaged. Here’s a look at some of the contributions that have already been made by IFA members.

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15
APR

South Asian IFA Members Provide Community Support in the Fight Against COVID-19

During the ongoing challenges of the Coronavirus pandemic, the fertilizer industry in South Asia is not only working hard to ensure the continued supply of vital fertilizers but also support farmers and the wider community during this critical time of need.

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09
APR

Coronavirus Fertilizer Production Disruptions and Support Measures: Lessons learned from China

By providing precise and consistent nutrients to plants, fertilizers are crucial for increasing yields on existing farmland, improving soil carbon sequestration, protecting wild ecosystems and ensuring global food security.

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09
APR

Government Measures to Safeguard Fertilizers and Support Agriculture in the face of COVID-19

As the world enters a crucial period of agricultural production amid ongoing COVID-19 travel, trade and economic disruptions, it is vitally important that farmers can continue to produce enough food.

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05
MAR

Promoting Gender Equality in the Fertilizer Industry for International Women’s Day

Sunday, March 8 is International Women’s Day! This year’s theme, #EachforEqual, focusses on the need to take action for a more gender equal and enabled world.

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