IFA Podcasts

21 Apr 2023

Regenerative Agriculture – A new concept?

Regenerative agriculture – how does it differs from other popular farming practices like organic farming and sustainable intensification? In this episode, Professor Ken Giller, a professor of plant...
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01 Mar 2023

Open Data – Accelerating Crop Nutrition Advisory Solutions

Open data offers exceptional innovation opportunities across almost every sector. In this edition of the IFA Podcast, Ron Baruchi, President & CEO of Agmatix and Cameron Ludemann, Agronomic Dat...
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13 Oct 2022

Episode 2 – Securing Food and Nutrition in 2022

Reduced fertilizer consumption in 2022 raises the risk of significantly lower crop yields in the next harvest. That means lower food production and ultimately more people at risk of hunger and starvat...
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14 Sep 2022

Episode 1 – Securing Food and Nutrition in 2022

Global food systems are fragile and millions of people around the world are at risk of hunger, even starvation. The impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on incomes, supply chains and economic growth, plus...
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23 Jun 2022

Digital Solutions for Smallholder Farmers

Gabriel Eze, Co-founder & CFO, Rural Farmers Hub, Nigeria and Jamie Collinson, CTO, Innovative Solutions for Decision Agriculture (iSDA), UK, talked with IFA Chief Scientist Achim Dobermann about...
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18 May 2022


Some 3 billion people in the world experience 'hidden hunger.' They might have enough rice, wheat and pulses to eat, for example, but the food lacks the vitamins and micronutrient minerals suc...
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07 Dec 2021

Accelerating Crop Nutrition Innovation

Kim Nicholson, VP of Ag Technology and Innovation at The Mosaic Company and Mike Pereira, Chief Agronomist of Finistere Ventures, talked to IFA Chief Scientist Achim Dobermann about why innova...
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08 Nov 2021

What Is a Plant Nutrient?

Patrick Brown, Distinguished Professor of Plant Nutrition at the University of California-Davis and Katja Hora, Research Manager Specialty Plant Nutrition at SQM sat down with IFA Chief Scientist Achi...
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20 Sep 2021

Understanding Soil Health

David Powlson, Lawes Agricultural Trust Fellow at Rothamsted Research and Joachim Lammel, VP of Sustainability and Strategic Research at Yara Farming Solutions talked to IFA Chief Scientist Dr. Achim...
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12 Jul 2021

New Fertilizer Technologies

Michael McLaughlin, Professor at the University of Adelaide, Australia and Ramesh Raliya, General Manager and Head of R&D at IFFCO's Nano Biotechnology Research Centre, India sat down with IFA Chi...
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29 Jun 2021

The Benefits of Fertigation

Munir Rusan, Professor at Jordan University of Science and Technology (JUST) and Hillel Magen, VP Agronomy at ICL Fertilizers and Director at the International Potash institute (IPI) sat down with IFA...
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19 May 2021

Plant Nutrition and Biodiversity

Simon Attwood, former Head of Conservation at WWF Singapore, and IFA Chief Scientist, Achim Dobermann, explore the relationship between fertilizers and biodiversity. Discover how farming and fertilize...
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23 Mar 2021

Biologicals in Action: Nitrogen Fixation

Manish Raizada, Professor in the Department of Plant Agriculture, University of Guelph and Marcus Meadows-Smith, CEO of BioConsortia talk with IFA’s Deputy Director-General, Patrick Heffer, about th...
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15 Feb 2021

A New Paradigm for Plant Nutrition

FA Chief Scientist Dr. Achim Dobermann sat down with SPRPN Chair Dr. Tom Bruulsema and member Dr. Pytrik Reidsma to find out more about the New Paradigm, including some of the key issues the Panel ide...
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24 Nov 2020

Biostimulants in Focus

Listen to IFA Chief Scientist Dr. Achim Dobermann discuss biostimulants with guests Patrick du Jardin, Senior Scientist, Professor of Plant Biology, Gembloux Agro-Bio Tech, University of Liège, and P...
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