Monday, March 15, 2010
AfricaFertilizer.org to Increase Agricultural Productivity and Knowledge Across Africa
AfricaFertilizer.org, a global forum to disseminate and exchange information on fertilizers, soil fertility and related agricultural issues that face Africa, has been launched. The website provides much-needed agricultural information to the citizens of Africa and the world. AfricaFertilizer.org serves stakeholders in the movement to make Africa selfsufficient in food production. Stakeholders include farm organizations, researchers, policymakers, extension specialists, the agro-input industry, the private sector, donors, funding agencies and the media.
AfricaFertilizer.org is partially funded by a grant from the Strategic Alliance for Agricultural Development in Africa (SAADA) project of the Netherlands’ Directorate-General for International
Cooperation (DGIS). IFDC is responsible for creating and maintaining the site, which features an interactive map of nutrient depletion in Africa, numerous publications available for download,
news and other information crucial to agricultural intensification.