CNBC Africa’s Kenneth Igbomor interviewed IFA DG Alzbeta Klein on the sidelines of the High-Level Dialogue on Feeding Africa: Leadership to Scale Up Successful Innovations to talk about the work being done to increase agricultural productivity in Africa. Alzbeta discussed what the fertilizer industry is doing to sustainably increase crop yields in Africa, including tools for farmers to help optimize fertilizer use and technology services to connect smallholders to suppliers and markets.
A combination of partnerships, innovation, evidence and sustainable financing solutions will help the fertilizer industry do its part to transform food systems and support a healthy planet.
Paris, France, 26 March 2021
What would it take for food systems to tick all the boxes of sustainability: offering healthy and nutritious food to all, making the best use of arable land and urban locations, be economically viable and respectful of the environment?
Sustainable plant nutrition, food security and human nutrition: Lessons of the Covid-19 crisis for greater resilience
Paris, France, 19 November 2020
IFA’s Chairman Mostafa Terrab (CEO of the OCP Group), together with the IFA Board of Directors, announced today the appointment of Ms. Alzbeta Klein as IFA’s new Director General, effective January 11, 2021.
Canadian researcher Dr. Claudia Wagner-Riddle has been awarded the 2020 IFA Norman Borlaug Award for her trailblazing multidisciplinary research that has helped improve fertilizer nitrogen use efficiency and reduce nitrous oxide (N2O) losses by up to 70% without sacrificing crop yields.
Record-Setting IFA Green Leaf Award 2020
Trophy Goes to Three Companies:
OCP Jorf Lasfar, Pupuk Kalimantan Timur and Yara Ravenna
We are deeply saddened for the people of Lebanon and hope that the reasons for this tragic event will be elucidated as soon as possible.
Dr. Rattan Lal was recently announced as the winner of the 2020 World Food Prize for his research on highlighting the importance of soil health for not only improving crop yields but also helping farmers adapt to and mitigate climate change.
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.
In addition to improving human wellbeing and economic development, sustainably managed fertilizer use also has a vitally important role in supporting the environment. In honour of World Environment Day on June the 5th here’s a look at just some of the many ways that plant nutrition can help protect the environment.