Perspectives Volume 40, Number 1 - Page 2

IFDC Quarterly Magazine © 2015, IFDC. All rights reserved. The IFDC Magazine is a quarterly publication of the International Fertilizer Development Center (IFDC). Unless otherwise noted, printed material published in the IFDC Magazine is in the public domain and may be freely reproduced. Source acknowledgment and a copy of any reproduction are requested. Electronic versions in English and French are available at IFDC is a public international organization, governed by a board of directors with representation from developed and developing countries. The nonprofit Center is supported by various bilateral and multilateral aid agencies, private foundations and national governments. IFDC focuses on increasing and sustaining food security and agricultural productivity in developing countries through the development and transfer of effective and environmentally sound crop nutrient technology and agribusiness expertise. EDITOR IN CHIEF Sharon Singh EDITOR James Thigpen GRAPHIC DESIGN/LAYOUT Victoria L. Antoine GRAPHIC DESIGN Heather Gasaway PRODUCTION COORDINATION Donna Venable DISTRIBUTION Jane Goss and David Wright WRITERS, Brenda Akuruchet, Courtney Greene, Feyikemi Osho-Adurogbangba, Alex Richey, Amit Roy, Luke Smith, James Thigpen, Ajay Varadachary and John Wendt CONTRIBUTORS Solomon Duah, Mahamane El-hadji Toure, Ajay Varadachary and Rieke Weel PRESIDENT AND CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER Amit H. Roy (USA), Ex Officio Member PHOTOGRAPHERS Brenda Akuruchet, Solomon Duah, Filbert Mzee, David Njenga, Feyikemi OshoAdurogbangba and Rieke Weel SECRETARY TO THE BOARD/ LEGAL COUNSEL Steve Baccus (USA), Ex Officio Member BOARD OF DIRECTORS Jimmy G. Cheek (USA), Board Chair Gerard J. Doornbos (Netherlands), Vice Chair Peter McPherson (USA), Chairman Emeritus Mohamed Badraoui (Morocco) Margaret Catley-Carlson (Canada) Josué Dioné (Mali) Agnes M. Kalibata (Rwanda) Mark E. Keenum (USA) Steven Leath (USA) Mortimer Hugh Neufville (USA) Rhoda Peace Tumusiime (Uganda) Vo-Tong Xuan (Vietnam) IFDC DIVISIONS EurAsia (EAD) East and Southern Africa (ESAFD) North and West Africa (NWAFD) Office of Programs (OP) FREQUENTLY USED ACRONYMS • 2SCALE – Toward Sustainable Clusters in Agribusiness Through Learning in Entrepreneurship • FTF USAID ATT – Feed the Future USAID Agriculture Technology Transfer • AAPI – Accelerating Agriculture Productivity Improvement • GHG – Greenhouse Gas • ABC – Agribusiness Cluster • ISFM – Integrated Soil Fertility Management • AGRA – Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa • • • AFAP – African Fertilizer and Agribusiness Partnership • • CATALIST-2 – Catalyze Accelerated Agricultural Intensification for Social and Environmental Stability • • • DADTCO – Dutch Agricultural Development & Trading Company • DAE – Department of Agricultural Extension • • FDP – Fertilizer Deep Placement • • • • • FAO – Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations • FSI – Fertilizer Sector Improvement IFDC Magazine 2 IFPRI – International Food Policy Research Institute MoU – Memorandum of Understanding PPP – Public-Private Partnership QDS – Quality Declared Seed SMNs – Secondary and Micronutrients TAP – Touch and Pay UDP – Urea Deep Placement USAID – United States Agency for International Development VFRC – Virtual Fertilizer Research Center WAFP – West Africa Fertilizer Program