Developing a Soil Fertility and Crop Nutrition Platform for Ghana
With its partners, ISRIC is developing a Soil Fertility and Crop Nutrition Platform. The collaboration is aimed at developing and testing crop and site specific multi-nutrient fertiliser formulations at scale. Our colleagues Bas Kempen, Johan Leenaars and Rik van den Bosch are in Accra to discuss implementation for a new pilot area in Ghana. The new study will consider rainfed rice and maize in an area of over 20,000 km2 of cropland in the north, east and south of the country for which new soil maps will be created. The project will run for 2 to 3 years.
The project is a collaboration of OCP Africa, Wageningen University & Research, the Government of Ghana, and ISRIC – World Soil Informatiom. The overall objective of the collaboration is to develop and test crop and site specific multi-nutrient fertiliser formulations at scale, for future application in Africa.