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Morocco, Ghana to develop fertilizer value chain
Last Updated: 2018-09-12 16:23 | Xinhua
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Morocco's state-owned phosphate company OCP Group and Ghana's Ministry of Food and Agriculture will develop the fertilizer value chain in Ghana, OCP Group announced in a statement on Tuesday.

The two sides signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to work together to optimize the fertilizer value chain in Ghana to provide customized fertilizers at affordable prices to farmers.

As part of Ghana's newly designed Fertilizer Expansion Programme (GFEP), the fertilizer value chain will be improved with targeted farmer-centric and agronomic initiatives, providing appropriate inputs to farmers and supporting them with adequate training, soil mapping, field trials and fertilizer formula development, the statement said.

The two parties are exploring opportunities to develop the fertilizer production sector of Ghana, including the feasibility of setting up a fertilizer production plant, which could combine natural gas from Ghana and phosphate from Morocco to produce customized high quality and affordable fertilizers.

The fertilizer value chain development will further include the introduction of fertilizer blending to allow the production of customized mineral fertilizers that will meet soil and crop specific nutrient requirements, the source said.

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