22 Jan 2020
ghana fertilizer

Africa’s producing more fertilizer, but it’s still not getting to all farmers

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For decades, fertilizer was too expensive for African farmers. It had to be imported, and transportation into the continent was expensive. 

Now, though, Africa is turning a corner toward producing fertilizer locally. A Moroccan company has signed a nearly $4 billion deal to build a fertilizer plant in Ethiopia. A Danish company is helping the Democratic Republic of Congo build a $2.5 billion fertilizer plant. The African Development Bank ...

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07 Jan 2020

FAO distributes water pumps, fertilizers to Borno farmers

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The Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO), said it has distributed irrigation water pumps and fertilisers to 4,000 farmers in Borno State, to restore livelihood in the agriculture and livestock sectors.

According to a 2018 post-harvest survey, FAO dry season support generated over N186.10million from farmers’ sale of crops, including rice, tomatoes, and onions.

FAO’s representative in Nigeria, Suffyan Koroma, disclosed this recently while distributing farm inputs for ...

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30 Dec 2019
APESEN

Birth of a Fertilizer Distribution Stakeholder Association

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Senegalese Fertilizer Professionals Association (APESEN) was set up on Monday in Dakar with the aim of further professionalizing the distribution sector of this agricultural input, explained Moulaye Baldé, one of its initiators.

"We will try to bring ourselves into conformity through this association and set ourselves to the standards of what is done in the sub-region, in Mali, in Nigeria and in Burkina Faso etc.," he said. declared in the ...

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12 Dec 2019
fertilizer

Ghana, Morocco unveil biggest fertilizer programme

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Ghana and the Kingdom of Morocco have launched a historic soil mapping and fertilizer expansion cooperation programme.

The programme dubbed the Ghana Fertilizer Expansion Programme and launched in Accra on Wednesday, December 11, 2019, is between the Ministry of Food and Agriculture and the OCP Foundation of Morocco.

Over the last one year, the partners signed a number of agreements that seek to advance fertilizer development and expansion activities to ...

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02 Dec 2019
Nigeria Russia Uralchem

Potash for fertilizer, Nigeria, Russia, sign agreement

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The Federal Government and Russia on Monday signed an agreement for the supply of potash, a raw material for fertilizer production from a Russian company, URALCHEM.

Mr Uche Orji, the Managing Director, Nigerian Sovereign Investment Authority (NSIA) signed on behalf of Nigeria while Mr Dmitry Konyaev, Deputy Chairman, URALCHEM, signed on behalf of the Russian government. The agreement is under the aegis of Presidential Fertilizer Initiative (PFI) chaired by Jigawa ...

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