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.

Projects

  1. Potato Value Chain Capacity Building Project (PCB) funded by  Irish Aid, private and public sector partners including IFDC

Area of coverage

  • Nyandarua

Period

2018 to 2020

Objectives

  • 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.

Project activities

  • 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

Implementing partners

  • IFDC
  • TEAGASC
  • County Government of Nyandarua
  • Kirinyaga Seed company
  • NPCK

More details

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

Project

Toward Sustainable Clusters in Agribusiness through Learning in Entrepreneurship funded by The Dutch Government (DGIS)

Area of coverage

  • Meru
  • Nyeri
  • Nyandarua
  • Kiambu
  • Laikipia
  • Nakuru

Period

2012-2017

Objectives

  • 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.

Implementing partners

Consortium partners- IFDC/BoP/ICRA

Project News/Achievements

There are annual publications as well as biannual updates on activities.

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