The International Fertilizer Development Center (IFDC) is a public international organization addressing critical issues such as international food security, the alleviation of global hunger and poverty, environmental protection and the promotion of economic development and self-sufficiency. IFDC focuses on increasing productivity across the agricultural value chain in developing countries. This is achieved by the creation and transfer of effective and environmentally sound crop nutrient technology and agribusiness expertise.
IFDC was established in 1974 as a center of excellence with expertise in fertilizers to service the needs of developing countries. With a legal designation granted by Presidential Executive Order as a nonprofit public international organization, IFDC provides a broad range of services in technical assistance, research, training and problem-solving related to agricultural sustainability.
IFDC’s Mission: IFDC enables smallholder farmers in developing countries to increase agricultural productivity, generate economic growth and practice environmental stewardship by enhancing their ability to manage mineral and organic fertilizers responsibly and participate profitably in input and output markets.
IFDC’s Goal is to contribute to Millennium Development Goal 1 – Eradicate extreme poverty and hunger by 2015.
Reduce by half the proportion of people living on less than $1 a day.
Reduce by half the proportion of people who suffer from hunger.