fertilizer

Posted By in AgriProFocus Uganda
Posted 15 April 2018 at 06:05

WHY YOU NEED FERTILIZERS AT YOUR FARM/GARDEN?

All the nutrients in our food originally come from the soil. In order to create healthy crops full of nutrients, farmers need to work with healthy soil.

If you're a home gardener wanting to increase your garden's yield, organic materials may not always be practical, so knowing how to use commercial (also known as synthetic or chemical) fertilizer correctly and with care may be your best option. Here is some help on how to use these powerful chemicals wisely.

Fertilizer helps plants grow to be stronger, healthier and bigger. There are many ways to make your own fertilizer, from all-purpose recipes to simple household products that can naturally boost nutrient levels in your soil.

Soils naturally contain many nutrients like nitrogen, phosphorous, calcium, and potassium. These nutrients allow plants to grow. When soil nutrients are missing or in short supply, plants suffer from nutrient deficiency and stop growing. When the nutrient level is too lo

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may
07

Improving Fertilizer Quality for Productive Agriculture

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Uganda
  07 May 2018 to 11 May 2018 - All Day Event
  Arusha, Tanzania

Improving Fertilizer Quality for Highly Productive Agriculture

On May 7-11, 2018, IFDC will conduct an international training program entitled “Improving Fertilizer Quality for Highly Productive Agriculture: Lessons from Country Assessments and Regulatory Systems in Africa and Asia.” The program will be held at the Naura Springs Hotel in Arusha, Tanzania. 

As a result of the five-day training program, participants will be able to:

  1. Identify quality problems in fertilizers.
  2. Identify fertilizer as well as management-related factors that influence quality of fertilizers.
  3. Identify external factors (other than fertilizer properties) that impact quality.
  4. Apply this knowledge to assess fertilizer quality for their businesses, countries or regions.
  5. Contribute to the design and implementation of national or regional quality regulations that ensure farmers the access to fertilizers that meet the required specifications.

Register here: https://bit.ly/Arusha2018




Posted By in AgriProFocus Uganda
Posted 8 February 2018 at 01:49

Holland GreenTech is introducing international quality, field based and affordable soil advisory services in Uganda at the Harvest Money Expo 16th to 18th of February. Offering soil analysis, fertilizer and management advice for your next crop at only 50.000 UGX per acre. Know what to do within 10 minutes and increase your knowledge on your soil to boost your yields and profits! Visit us at our stand at Harvest Money Expo, come to our office off Kironde Road, call our office line 0785369453 or email us info@hollandgreentech.com .

As an introduction offer: For every soil analysis and advice you buy, you get a free sample of our hybrid tomato or african eggplant seeds for free!

Kind regards,

Maarten Hermus 0756074728



Anne Marie Kortleve Hi Maarten, I wanted to check the vidoe, but I see the link is not working properly. Can you reply to this message with the correct link?  I'll update it for you!

3 months 2 weeks ago

Posted By in AgriProFocus Rwanda
Posted 2 January 2018 at 09:58

Dear Members, l am a fertilizer manufacturer with a based headquarter and line in Belfast, UK and also factory based in Turkey. I would like to promote and supply my products in Rwanda and looking for a local distributor. As a company we have wide range of products for Biostimulants, Drip Irrigation Fertilizers, Granule Fertilizers, Organic Products, Humic Acid, Fulvic Acids, Foliar Fertilizers, Micro Elements, Special Products (growth regulators). These are registered, licensed high standard product ranges which can be used all over the world because it has been manufactured and designed according to all type regional conditions. If you think you can co-operate with me on this matter or recommend a contact that l can supply, l would be most grateful.

You can also find us on www.ce-on.com, my work e-mail: mehmet.toksoz@ce-on.com or mobile phone UK +44 7999 632 058 and mobile for Turkey +90 546 498 6806

Thacien MUNYAMAHAME Thank you very much for sharing with us Mehmet Toksoz! we will link you with other key stakeholders!!!This is the right place for sharing your business innovations!!!

4 months 3 weeks ago

Posted By in AgriProFocus Indonesia
Posted 2 January 2018 at 09:49

Dear Members, l am a fertiliser manufacturer with a based headquarter and line in Belfast, UK and also factory based in Turkey. I would like to promote and supply my products in Indonesia and looking for a local distributor. As a company we have wide range of products for Biostimulants, Drip Irrigation Fertilizers, Granule Fertilizers, Organic Products, Humic Acid, Fulvic Acids, Foliar Fertilizers, Micro Elements, Special Products (growth regulators). These are registered, licensed high standard product ranges which can be used all over the world because it has been manufactured and designed according to all type regional conditions. If you think you can co-operate with me on this matter or recommend a contact that l can supply, l would be most grateful.

You can also find us on www.ce-on.com, my work e-mail: mehmet.toksoz@ce-on.com or mobile phone UK +44 7999 632 058 and mobile for Turkey +90 546 498 6806

Maula Paramitha Wulandaru Hi Mehmet, thanks for your posting. Will spread the words!

4 months 3 weeks ago

Mehmet Toksoz Thanks very much for your kind response Maula. Hope to hear something soon. Happy New Year!

4 months 3 weeks ago

Posted By in AgriProFocus Kenya
Posted 20 November 2017 at 12:35

What 20 years of experience has taught me about making fertiliser recommendations

A fertiliser recommendation serves to provide the land-user, who is most often a farmer, with advice on how best to manage the fertility, i.e. the productive capacity, of his or her land. Putting it like this, it seems like a remarkably simple exercise. Then why is there so much fuss about it? After nearly 20 years of research in soil fertility and nutrient management I came to some conclusions...

The key is in the application of the fertilisers, not in the fertilisers themselves

Let’s first get into the fuss... fertiliser recommendations typically address mineral fertilisers that is those fertilisers that originate from mines (P and K) or from air (N). There are some terrible stories of what can happen when mineral fertilisers are used in the wrong way…

In 2015 the report ‘A Soiled Reputation’ on the adverse impact of mineral fertilisers in (tropical) agriculture was published. It fueled the (sometimes fierce

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Baraka Songa Thanks Madam,for sharing your insights..!!It reality to even development practitioners to deal on 3 mentioned objectives and totally forgetting on adoption rate side:Can't wait to see your next blog hope will show where to start on influencing adoption rate to small holders farmers

6 months 6 days ago

Sabinus Kinunda I have gain alot in this article thanks madam

6 months 5 days ago

Dorina Prech Great article! Thanks for sharing. 

6 months 4 days ago

Anne Marie Kortleve Great blog Christy van Beek, looking forward to your next blog on this platform. Will forward it through our networks social media networks as well!

6 months 3 days ago

GEOFREY MTEMBELI Thank you madam,this platform is very important.

4 months 6 days ago

feb
19

Lessons Learned & Emerging Perspectives on Subsidy Programs

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Uganda
  19 February 2018 - 08:00 to 23 February 2018 - 17:30
  Jinja

The International Fertilizer Development Center (IFDC) has over 35 years’ experience conducting research and providing training and technical assistance in all aspects of agro-input markets in the developing world. At the request of some governments, IFDC has provided technical support in the introduction of subsidy programs and also has provided capacity building though seminars and workshops to share lessons learned and best practices, working in collaboration with local and international partners.

This training program will draw on lessons learned and the latest research findings and recommendations from IFDC and partner organizations in Sub-Saharan Africa, Eastern Europe, and Asia.

Register here: bit.ly/IFDCJinja2018

Workshop brochure is attached.




Posted By in AgriProFocus Tanzania
Posted 25 October 2017 at 12:14

1,000 JOBS IN TANZANIA IN FERTILIZER!

Azania post state that, the opportunity of a proposed project which will create a 1,000 jobs in the next one year and a half to produce organic fertilizer in Mabwepande area in Dar es salaam. Whereby construction of a plant which will turn solid waste into organic fertilizer.

The post says:

"Proposed organic fertilizer factory in Tanzania set to create thousand jobs few months from now
Construction of the plant which will turn solid waste into organic fertilizer is set to become a reality in Mabwepande, Dar es Salaam."

Read more about the project HERE.

Photo Credit: Azania 


Posted By in AgriProFocus Tanzania
Posted 18 October 2017 at 12:26

REPORT: OPTION FOR REDUCING FERTILIZER PRICES FOR SMALL HOLDER FARMERS IN TANZANIA

FAO Tanzania published a report based on the option for reducing fertilizer prices for small holder farmers. This technical report reviews issues related to fertilizers access in Tanzania and identify policy options that would enable smallholder farmers to continue to access fertilizer at reasonable prices, also in the absence of subsidies. Where possible, the options have been assessed against their potential impact on input cost reduction; the implications for the government budget, mostly in qualitative terms; and the time and coordination required for their implementation.

The report recommends to consider a balanced package of options to address the aspects currently undermining the effectiveness and efficiency of the fertilizer sector with a view to increase access to and reduce the retail price of fertilizer for smallholder farmers. In particular, a gradual phasing out of farm-level fertilizer subsidi

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Kris De Pooter Hello Victoria, what about a locally produced, fully certified, +50% cheaper organic fertilizer guaranteed to increase yield and regenerating of the soil....Napier grass based and completely self-sustainable, which door do I need to knock to get this project of the ground ?

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Indonesia
Posted 28 September 2017 at 02:04

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Network Event #2 Jaringan AgriProFocus Indonesia

Network Event #2 AgriProFocus kali ini digabung dengan Learning Event, bekerjasama dengan Workout.ID. Acara ini merupakan kegiatan rutin AgriProFocus dengan tujuan menyediakan ruang bagi berbagai pihak yang bekerja di pertanian untuk berinteraksi dan berjejaring secara informal. Selasa, 12 September lalu tak kurang dari 35 anggota jaringan dan partner hadir memanfaatkan kesempatan berjejaring ini untuk untuk mendapatkan kenalan baru, promosi produk atau kegiatan, dan berbagi informasi seputar pertanian. Kami merangkum pitching yang dilakukan beberapa anggota selama acara berlangsung agar anggota yang tak sempat hadir tak ketinggalan informasi. Pitching tersebut dilakukan oleh:

Putra Aditya (YSEALI - Kedutaan Besar Amerika Serikat)

YSEALI adalah platform untuk anak muda seluruh asia tenggara berusia 18-35 tahun, yang memiliki inisiatif kegiatan di masyarakat dengan tema besar pendidikan, pembangunan berkelanjutan, partisi

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oct
09

East and Southern Africa Fertilizer Agribusiness 2017

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Tanzania
  09 October 2017 to 11 October 2017 - All Day Event
  Maputo, Mozambique

The East and Southern Africa Agribusiness Conference is only three weeks away and more than 200 delegates have already registered for the event, which will take place between 9th to 11th October in Maputo Mozambique. 

The conference is expecting over 300 delegates in Maputo for this meeting of key people influencing the future direction of the fertilizer agribusiness industry in the region. 

Why should you attend, over 30 speakers confirmed at the conference from Uganda, Zambia, Tanzania, Ethiopia, Cote D'Ivoire, Kenya, Saudi Arabia, Zimbabwe, USA, South Africa and Malawi. To learn about the speakers profile read HERE.

During the conference you will be able to hear the key debates on the following;

-View from the private sector: African fertilizers leader panel

-Policy development to support regional fertilizer trade and agribusiness 

-Understanding African soils and their nutrient needs 

-Opportunities for investment in agribusiness in Mozambique

-Meeting Africa's rice promise

-Build

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Posted By in Ethiopia AgroEcology Platform
Posted 27 July 2017 at 01:41

Better and Different!

Transforming Food Systems through Agroecology

Agroecology is not merely an agricultural approach that reduces the need for pesticides and fertilisers, recycles plant remains and harnesses biological processes to grow food. Rather, agroecology emphasises a particular perspective vis-à-vis our relationship to nature. Around this perspective, a social movement is growing, which encourages peer-to-peer exchanges of information between farmers. The chief goal being to develop locally adapted solutions for peasant farmers that work with the available resources.

The agroecological perspective invites us to embrace the complexity of nature and to see this complexity not as a liability, but as an asset. Farmers are discoverer: he or she proceeds experimentally, by trial and error, observing what consequences follow from which combinations, and learning from what works best in their local context. So-called ‘modern’ agriculture did the exact opposite. It sought to

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
Posted 5 December 2016 at 10:22

New fertiliser plant in Ethiopia by OCP (investor from Morocco)

Article in Financial Times about a $3.7bn OCP investment from Morocco in Ethiopia.

Morocco’s Office Cherifien des Phosphates, the world’s largest phosphate exporter, has signed a deal with Ethiopia to build a $3.7bn fertiliser plant in the east African country. 

OCP, which is 95 per cent state-owned, said the deal was among the largest joint ventures in Africa between two developing economies and would create one of the world’s largest fertiliser facilities, with an initial capacity of 2.5m tonnes.

Link:

https://www.ft.com/content/469b5cd0-af27-11e6-a37c-f4a01f1b0fa1

Posted By in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
Posted 21 November 2016 at 02:44

Moroccan Company to build $3.7bn Fertilizer Plant in Ethiopia

Morocco’s Office Cherifien des Phosphates is the world’s largest phosphate exporter

Source: Financial Times

Moroccan group hails joint-venture expected to boost east African country’s economy

Office Cherifien des Phosphates has signed a deal with Ethiopia to build a $3.7bn fertiliser plant in the east African country.

OCP, which is 95 per cent state-owned, said the deal was among the largest joint ventures in Africa between two developing economies and would create one of the world’s largest fertiliser facilities, with an initial capacity of 2.5m tonnes.

The plant, which is expected to start producing fertiliser in mid-2022, will make a significant difference to Ethiopia’s agriculture sector, which accounts for 45 per cent of the country’s gross domestic product and 90 per cent of its exports.

Ethiopia, one of the world’s fastest growing economies, currently uses 57kg of fertiliser per hectare of wheat and 34kg

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oct
10

Africa Fertilizer Agribusiness 2016

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Tanzania
  10 October 2016 to 12 October 2016 - All Day Event
  Dar es Salaam

The Africa Fertilizer Agribusiness Conference is collaboration between CRU and The African Fertilizer and Agribusiness Partnership (AFAP).

Due to this unique partnership we can offer unrivalled networking opportunities with senior decision makers from the biggest fertilizer buyers and manufacturers in some of the world’s fastest growing fertilizer markets. The event will focus on the role of fertilizers within African agribusiness and how the African agricultural industry can work with international partners to strengthen and improve its agricultural output.

Find more information Here 



Posted By in AgriProFocus Uganda
Posted 19 April 2016 at 07:47

Hi Friends,

This is Leon from Agrochina. a famous pesticide manufacturer&trading enterprise in China.

I can supply pesticide ( Herbicide, insecticide, fungicide , and fertilizers) in Africa,if interested, pls send me email.

leon_slow@163.com  

I am looking to cooperating with you.

Marion Alyek Dear Leon, Thank you for informing us about the products that you can offer. Next time when you are posting a product or service, kindly post it under our marketplace section. I have also tagged your post under that section so that its easier for those searching for products like yours to be able to find this post

2 years 1 month ago

Leon Xu Dear Marion, thanks for your kind notes.

2 years 1 month ago

may
30

Developing Private Sector Agro-Input Market

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Tanzania
  30 May 2016 to 03 June 2016 - All Day Event
  Arusha, Tanzania

International Fertilizer Development Center (IFDC) with support of the African Union Department of Rural Economy and Agriculture will conduct a training program in Arusha on  'Managing Smart Agro- input subsidies'

WHY PARTICIPATE?

As a result of the five-day training program, participants will be able to:

• Improve their technical knowledge of the design and operations of smart subsidy programs.

• Discuss the effectiveness and impact of market-friendly interventions instead of direct subsidies which tend to destabilize the market.

• Analyze the success factors of well-designed voucher programs.

• Explore security measures used to prevent fraud and voucher program abuse.

• Review and apply the best practices and lessons learned from well-functioning voucher programs to their country-specific situation in order to improve agro-input accessibility for smallholder farmers.

• Identify exit str

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Zambia
Posted 1 October 2015 at 09:18

AFRICAN GREEN REVOLUTION FORUM (AGRF) 2015 - WALKING THE TALK ON YOUTH AND WOMEN


This year the AGRF 2015 organized by AGRA, Government of Zambia, COMESA and ACTESA. Farmers, cooperatives, agribusinesses and other agricultural organisations were present from all over Africa including Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Senegal, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Benin, Nigeria and of course Zambia, amongst many other countries.


Some highlights so far: The AGRF launched the Annual Agriculture Status Report during the forum and there were thematic sessions on Women in Agriculture, Youth in Agriculture, how to catalyze increased inclusion in agriculture. There are also several sessions coming up on inputs and increased mechanization, fertilizer value chains, and developing grain and livestock sectors in Africa.


During the forum, the AECF was also introduced. This initiative is a funding facility for private sector that have a high social impact. AECF runs several competitions through Africa with grants between 250,0

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
Posted 16 March 2015 at 12:54

Which organisation or Agri-business is interested to join the Fertile Grounds Initiative in Ethiopia? It is  a concerted action to link the supply - organic waste producers like farms factories and households- to the demand:  farmers that need nutrients  and compost. all this to improve food prodction and food security. Please read the website and contact Christy van Beek through the contact form on https://www.wageningenur.nl/en/project/Project-Fertile-Grounds-Initiative.htm

Fertile Grounds Initiative 

apr
13

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Netherlands
  13 April 2015 to 17 April 2015 - All Day Event

Examiner et évaluer les possibilités, les contraintes et les options pour les engrais équilibrés  

Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire  


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Objectifs du programme de l’atelier

Le programme de l'atelier de cinq jours vise à :

  • Mettre à jour les participants sur le développement des investissements en engrais mélangés et composés.
  • Discuter des facteurs limitant la production d'engrais équilibrés.
  • Informer les décideurs, les producteurs et les investisseurs sur des questions clés touchant les investissements en engrais et en leur production.
  • Définir des choix de politique solide pour la promotion des unités de fabrication d'engrais dans les pays en développement, en particulier en Afrique.
  • Renforcer les liens entre les participants provenant de différentes parties du monde.

Contenu du programme de l’atelier

L'atelier porter

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