FERARI Quarterly Newsletter-October 2020
FERARI's commitment to engaging farmers is highlighted through its farmer demonstration days, aiming to reach over 2,000 farmers with 180 on-farm trials of maize, soybean, and rice. The interactions extend to brief surveys systematically capturing farmers' perceptions, enabling future activities to align with farmers' practices. The newsletter also emphasizes FERARI's collaboration with Ghanaian universities to train the next generation of scientists in the fertilizer sector. Additionally, FERARI is actively involved in establishing the Ghana Fertilizer Platform in collaboration with the Government of Ghana, addressing key issues in the fertilizer sector and value chain development. The release of initial research reports and policy briefs contributes to policy decision-making, and FERARI's participation in events like the Annual Pre-Harvest Exhibition strengthens engagement with stakeholders. Ongoing initiatives include soil sampling for chemical and hydro-physical properties, field evaluation of new fertilizer blends, and spatial analyses to identify yield gaps and estimate input needs.
Farmers, Maize, Fertilizers, Rice