FERARI Quarterly Newsletter-June 2021
The FERARI program, in collaboration with the Government of Ghana Fertilizer Expansion Program (GFEP), is actively engaged in socio-economic surveys conducted by master’s-level socioeconomic students from Ghanaian universities and Mohammed VI Polytechnic University (UM6P). The surveys focus on value chain actors in the agriculture sector, encompassing approximately 700 farmers and 400 stakeholders. Key areas of investigation include yield trends of maize, rice, and soybean, farmers' investment and production decisions, and marketing strategies for these crops. FERARI's commitment to establishing the Ghana Fertilizer Platform (GFP) for sustainable development in the fertilizer sector is evidenced by successful interactions with key stakeholders. Ongoing research explores issues such as framing and discourse analysis for effective communication and power relations among sector actors. FERARI also emphasizes social innovation to enhance soil fertility support.