Enhancing growth through Regional Agricultural Input Systems (EnGRAIS) project for West Africa Newsletter-July-Sptember 2021
This newsletter highlights the efforts of the Feed the Future Enhancing Growth through Regional Agricultural Input Systems (EnGRAIS) project in West Africa. The focus is on the assessment of fertilizer testing capacities in the region, with a particular emphasis on improving the quality of fertilizers. The EnGRAIS program successfully evaluated 43 public and private laboratories across seven West African countries, addressing challenges such as financial constraints and outdated equipment. The assessment aims to enhance the capacity of laboratories, ensuring the use of quality fertilizers to improve agricultural productivity and reduce food insecurity. Additionally, the newsletter covers the launch of the Visualizing Insights on Fertilizers for African Agriculture (VIFAA) Dashboard in Ghana, which provides real-time data on fertilizer prices and statistics. The newsletter also discusses the development of Agricultural Input Packages (AIPs) to boost agricultural output and the annual review of results and planned activities in collaboration with key regional institutions.
Fertilizer industry, Food security