Natural Fertilizer Tips To Enhance Ghana’s Soil Fertility


As a part of efforts of making certain meals safety within the gentle of the worldwide fertilizer disaster, Natural Fertilizer Tips for Ghana, have been unveiled to assist enhance the soil fertility standing within the nation.

The rule of thumb shall be an important device for fertilizer inspectors and analysts who will regulate the availability of high-quality natural merchandise to farmers.

Additionally it is envisaged that the rule shall be helpful reference materials for the natural fertilizer sector and all related stakeholders.

The Appearing Director of CSIR –Soil Analysis Institute Dr. Edward Yeboah who made this comment on the handing over of Natural Fertilizer Tips for Ghana and consciousness creation ceremony held in Accra famous that the decline in soil fertility in Sub-Saharan Africa is a serious problem to sustainable agriculture.

“That is primarily as a result of poor inherent guardian supplies via which the soil is developed akin to granite and phyllite. These guardian supplies are low in main minerals wanted for crops,” he defined.

In accordance with him, the necessity for sustainable intensification of agriculture and the more and more high-cost inorganic fertilizer in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) and Ghana, particularly, has knowledgeable the necessity to encourage farmers to undertake a hybrid soil administration apply.

He mentioned correct soil administration has the potential to enhance farm productiveness. It’s on this regard, that there’s a want to offer efficient pointers to control the business with respect to the standard of natural fertilizer.

The appliance charges of most natural fertilizers to particular crops are nonetheless a problem.

“Consciousness of the necessity to use an natural fertilizer is acknowledged by the federal government via the Planting of Meals and Job fertilizer subsidy,” he said.

He additionally appealed to the federal government and their improvement companions to make sure the supply of natural fertilizer pointers to assist enhance the soil fertility standing within the nation.

The Director of Plant Safety and Regulatory Companies Directorate (PPRSD) of the Ministry of Meals and Agriculture (MOFA) Mr. Eric Bentsil Quaye, in his comment, harassed the necessity of utilizing high-quality inputs to assist fight land degradation.

“The natural fertilizer pointers to be offered to the PPRSD will assist us proceed to lift consciousness at each business and farm ranges relative to the advantages of manufacturing and utilizing high-quality inputs to rework not solely the output market however the entire agriculture and meals sector,” he said.

We, as AGRA with the assist of its PIATA companions amongst which USAID and the CG have been investing in 3 predominant areas:

– Built-in soil fertility administration strategy,

– The affiliation with natural fertilizers and

– Using bio-fertilizers.

This he mentioned, going ahead AGRA and its PIATA companions will proceed to assist related improvements for soil well being within the area.

Background

It has change into crucial {that a} guideline for natural fertilizers be developed to enhance the Fertilizer Act and Rules for the fertilizer sector which has been largely skewed in the direction of the inorganic fertilizer, which kinds a big proportion of the fertilizers utilized in Ghana.

It’s in opposition to this background that the Pant Safety and Regulatory Companies Directorate (PPRSD) of the MoFA because the nationwide regulator of the fertilizers requested the help of the Alliance for Inexperienced Revolution in Africa (AGRA) with USAID as sponsors to develop the Natural Fertilizer Tips for Ghana.

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