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lopment can make a major contribution in addressing the challenges faced by Africa and Asia.

Global food security depends on a focused effort to improve soil fertility and increase productivity of food crops, and fertilizer plays a major role. The production and use of current fertilizer products must be improved. Recent advances in nanotechnology and biotechnology open new opportunities for collaborative research between the public and private sectors. To provide the world the next generation of fertilizers, the private sector must play a significant role in partnership with public institutions.

(See for downloadable photos of Roy and Cheek and the VFRC and IFDC logos.)

IFDC Contacts:

Scott Mall
256/381-6600, x234
Lisa Thigpen
256/381-6600, x380
Courtney Greene
256/381-6600, x357

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