About International Fertilizer Development Center -IFDC
The IFDC is a public international organization working to alleviate global hunger by introducing improved agricultural practices and fertilizer technologies to farmers and by linking farmers to markets.
- Potato Value Chain Capacity Building Project (PCB) funded by Irish Aid, private and public sector partners including IFDC
Area of coverage
2018 to 2020
- The overall objective of this pilot project is to eliminate hunger and reduce poverty among Households in the targeted population.
Specific aims are:
- Increase access and affordability of high-quality potato seed by developing an efficient supply system.
- Doubling productivity of over 3,000 smallholder potato farmers in 1 county in Kenya thereby increasing income by at least 30%.
- Creating self-sustaining and mutually beneficial linkages among all actors in the value chain.
- Strengthening the potato seed production and supply chain
- Capacity Building trainings
- Demand-driven Extension Services.
- Increasing market knowledge and access.
- Facilitating Access to Finance
- Institutional Capacity Building
- County Government of Nyandarua
- Kirinyaga Seed company
2. About IFDC 2SCALE
2SCALE strengthens the capacity of smallholder farmers and SMEs to accelerate value chain and private sector development, through innovation and coordinated action, by improving business and organizational skills, including those required for more effective participation in (financial) markets.Learn more
Toward Sustainable Clusters in Agribusiness through Learning in Entrepreneurship funded by The Dutch Government (DGIS)
Area of coverage
- To deepen and scale over 50 public-private partnerships in 9 focus countries in Africa, which together will offer significant and durable opportunity to at least 500,000 smallholder farmers (of which 40% will be women)
- To improve their livelihoods and to at least 2,500 SMEs (of which 40% will be female-headed)
- To improve sales and provide jobs, while sustainably supplying food to regional, national and local markets, of which 40% will be BoP consumers.
Consortium partners- IFDC/BoP/ICRA
There are annual publications as well as biannual updates on activities.