Ghana led by the Ministry of Food and Agriculture (MoFA) has taken steps aimed at promoting organic fertilizer uptake among farmers and enhancing investment in organic fertilizer production and marketing.
This include production of Organic Fertilizer Guideline, ongoing processes to set up organic fertilizer plants in the 16 regions across the country and increase of quota for organic fertilizer supply in the Planting for Food and Job (PFJ) Programme.
Another of such steps is the establishment of National Technical Team on Organic Fertilizer Promotion drawn from the different Technical Directorates and other institutions/organizations such as the National Fertilizer Committee to provide technical and policy guidance on activities and processes for promotion of organic fertilizers in the country.
Recently, the Ministry developed extension materials on organic fertilizers, launched online advocacy campaign for promotion of organic fertilizers and preparing to run radio promotion of organic fertilizers.
A technical team drawn mainly from Ministry of Food and Agriculture (MoFA) Technical Directorates including Extension, Crops, Plant Protection, E-Agriculture has been constituted to run a five-month advocacy campaign for promotion of organic fertilizers.
The online programme (advocacy campaign) seeks to have nationwide coverage leveraging social media (twitter, facebook, instagram, tiktok, whatsapp etc) and website/ blogs/ links platforms. The programme is targeting the general public, farmers, AEAs, investors and other stakeholders in the agriculture space.
The Online Campaign has started on March 09, 2023 to match up to the approaching farming season.