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IFDC Launches Virtual Fertilizer Research Center
Date:2/23/2010

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 www.ifdc.org for downloadable photos of Roy and Cheek and the VFRC and IFDC logos.)

IFDC Contacts:

Scott Mall
256/381-6600, x234
small(at)ifdc(dot)org
or
Lisa Thigpen
256/381-6600, x380
lloggins(at)ifdc(dot)org
or
Courtney Greene
256/381-6600, x357
cgreene(at)ifdc(dot)org

For questions regarding Dr. Jimmy Cheek, please contact:

Office of Media and Internal Relations
University of Tennessee
865/974-2225
utnews(at)utk(dot)edu

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