Tag Archives: FERTILIZER
The new government of Ghana is aiming to turn the tables around for agricultural development in the country. This includes the new project ‘Planting for Food and Jobs’ which seeks to support farmers with some basic necessities including fertilizers. In view, regional Government heads and international industry leaders to gather in Accra to discuss opportunities for West African fertilizer and agribusiness trade. The event which is organized by CRU Events and the African Fertilizer and Agribusiness Partnership (AFAP – an organization committed to providing services to the public private sectors on sustainable development programs and policies focused on market-driven business solutions in the agriculture inputs and agribusiness value chain) is scheduled for 10-12 July at the Movenpick Hotel in Accra.
Headline: The time is ripe for biogas investment, says SABIA, ahead of launch at Africa Energy Indaba
The South African Biogas Industry Association (SABIA)will be launched at the Africa Energy Indaba in February 2013 by experts who believe that biogas should no longer be lumped together with other alternative energy sources,but holds enough weight to stand in its own category.
A woman returns from working in her farm field in Chisatha, a village in southern Malawi. Her community has been hard hit by drought in recent years, leading to chronic food insecurity, especially during the “hunger season,” when farmers are waiting for the harvest.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (September 18, 2012) /PRNewswire/ — FBSciences, Inc., a global life science leader in natural plant health technologies, is pleased to announce the findings of a two-year agricultural research and trial program in Malawi as part of the Clinton Foundation and Salida Capital Foundation Partnership for Sustainable Development in Africa. Over the two-year average, the soybean seed treatment trials saw a 30% average yield increase (+US$418 per hectare), the maize seed treatment a 30% average yield increase (+US$189 per hectare), and the maize fertilizer enhancement trials yielded an average increase of 37% (+US$187 per hectare)i. The results were significant in their implications for Malawi, one of the 20 poorest nations where 40 percent of the population lives on less than one dollar per day (US$350/year). For local farmers and their families, these yields translate to double the average annual income of the average Malawi farmer.
Biomass & Bioenergy industry set to meet and explore new green opportunities for WEST & CENTRAL Africa this October
Singapore, 10th September 2012 – Industry stakeholders from forestry, wood pellets, wood chips, agri based biomass and bioenergy power generation from in and around African region will be meeting in Accra at next month’s 2nd Biomass West & Central Africa Congress 2012 to be held from 04th to 05th October at the La Palm Royal Beach Hotel
The Togolese Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries (MAEP) in collaboration with farmers’ organizations attempt to define, by mutual agreement, an allocation of 8,500 tons of agricultural inputs provided by the Head of State.
The market study institute Ceresana forecasts revenues in the worldwide urea market to increase at dynamic growth rates to around US$96 billion in 2019.
After a poor harvest characterised by erratic rainfall gripped Sub-Saharan Africa, the government of The Gambia through the minister of Agriculture has declared 2011-2012 farming season a failure resulting from severe crop failures and a corresponding soaring of food prices.