IFA News


22
SEP

A Call to Action for Soil Health

22 Sept. update

To make progress on some of the world’s most pressing challenges such as food security, nutrition, climate change and inclusive economic opportunity we must look at soil as a vital asset.

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23
JUN

IFA Smart & Green Explores the Future of Plant Nutrition and Agtech Innovation

As we face the challenge of how to feed the world sustainably, amid the effects of climate change and COVID-19, new partnerships and innovation in the fertilizer industry and agtech sector are more important than ever.

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12
MAY

IFA DG Alzbeta Klein Discusses How to Sustainably Feed the World with CNBC Africa

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.

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29
MAR

What it Takes to Feed the World Sustainably

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.

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26
MAR

Towards a Global Monitoring of Fertilizer Usage in Crop Production

Paris, France, 26 March 2021

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21
JAN

Abu Dhabi Summit panel asks the tough questions about the future of food

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?

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06
JAN

Dr. Tom Bruulsema on the Scientific Panel on Responsible Plant Nutrition and the New Paradigm for Plant Nutrition

Dr. Tom Bruulsema is Chair of the Scientific Panel on Responsible Plant Nutrition and has been Chief Scientist of Plant Nutrition Canada since 2019. With a passion for nutrient stewardship in agriculture, he has worked for the past 26 years with industry, environmental, and scientific groups to lead agricultural service providers in advancing sustainability.

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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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10
JUL

2020 World Food Prize Awarded to Soil Health and Carbon Sequestration Pioneer

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.

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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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04
JUN

5 Reasons Why Sustainable Plant Nutrition is Key for Protecting the Environment

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.

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15
APR

COVID-19: Maintaining the global Access to Fertilizers is Essential for Food Security and Nutrition

While amidst the COVID situation, food is officially recognized worldwide as an “essential good” for international trade and supply chain measures, it bears emphasis that the production of most of our food is originated on the farm.

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09
APR

CFS Alerts on the Serious Long-Term Impacts of COVID-19 on Global Food Security

With a growing number of countries entering ongoing shutdowns, businesses temporarily closing and increasing economic turmoil, the current COVID-19 pandemic is likely to have serious short- and long-term implications for many aspects of our life, including our ability to produce and access enough food.

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19
MAR

The Global Fertilizer Supply Chain is committed to delivering plant nutrition products to farmers around the world in these challenging times

Global fertilizer consumption reached 193 million nutrient tons in 2017.

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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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