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 benefit Ghanaian farmers and improve food security in Ghana.
The OCP Foundation is partnering with the Ministry of Food and Agriculture, and the Soil Research Institute of the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, to implement the three year Cooperation Project Agreement.
The objectives of the Project Agreement falls under three thematic areas namely: to equip Ghana’s fertilizer and soil laboratories for improved fertilizer and soil quality testing and sustainable management.
The OCP Foundation has provided a fully equipped wet laboratory for the Plant Protection and Regulatory Services Directorate.
The Foundation has also extended support to fully equip the Accra Soil Laboratory, which will be functional for the first time; and has provided additional equipment for the Kumasi Soil Laboratory.
These ultra-modern laboratories are to help Ghana to operate in compliance with international standards.
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