Farmers Hope Organic Fertilizer
Farmers Hope Company Ltd.
Farmers Hope Company Ltd. is an agricultural organization that specializes in the development and production of organic farm inputs.
Farmers Hope Company Ltd. is an organization that specializes in producing low cost organic fertilizer which is rich in nutrients. Farmers Hope came up with a solution to produce low cost fertilizers which are made up of locally available ingredients such as poultry droppings and neem seeds.
Asaase Nofosuo is an organic fertilizer that is high in nutrients and helps to maintain the soil’s fertility by retaining moisture, reducing leaching, and maintaining the pH balance. It prevents the crop from most fungal diseases in the soil, enhancing soil microbial health and aeration.
This product is sold directly by the manufacturer.
12.17 – 17.39 USD (70 – 100 GHS) converted July 2020, Interview with representative
Goal 2: Zero hunger
Small scale farmers in Ghana
This product is mass produced in Farmers Hope’s facility in Ghana, which has the capacity to produce 1.8 metric tons per day.
Trademarked Interview with representative
The product can be purchased by contacting the manufacturer.
As of 2016, the company sold 60,000 bags of fertilizer.
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Asaase Nofosuo fertilizer is comprised of locally available ingredients such as poultry droppings and neem seeds providing much-needed nutrients to nourish the soil. Farmers Hope selected the ingredients based on research that revealed seven raw materials that have high potency soil nutrients after decomposition in the soil that also help to prevent soil diseases such as nematodes and deter harmful pests from affecting plants. The product is available in 50 kg bags and works on all crops grown in Ghana. It is recommended to spread 200 kg of fertilizer per acre once per season.
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Concentration values are per 1000 grams of fertilizer used in testing.
Technical support is provided by the manufacturer.
There are no replacement components necessary.
It is recommended to apply the fertilizer once per growing season.
The manufacturer specifies that the fertilizer absorbs moisture, restores soil pH balance, improves soil fertility, prevents most fungal diseases in soil, enhances microbial health and soil aeration, and increases the nutritional content of plants. The manufacturer also specifies that the fertilizer is environmentally friends and safe to use on all crops.
The fertilizer is tested and approved for use on cocoa by the Cocoa Research Institute of Ghana. The manufacturer also claims their product is tested and approved by the Ministry of Food and Agriculture Republic of Ghana and the Plant Protection and Regulatory Services Directorate.
The Cocoa Research Institute of Ghana (CRIG)
Fertilizers must be used according to package instructions. Potential hazards include chemical burns, skin and eye irritation, and death if ingested.
Farmers Hope also manufactures liquid fertilizer and liquid pesticide.
2012, African Cocoa Initiative: An Assessment of the Agrochemical Input Delivery for Cocoa in Ghana, Feed the Future Publication.
Cofie, O., Rao, K. C., Fernando, S., Paul, J., 2014, Composting Experience in Developing Countries.
The fertilizer is tested and approved for use on cocoa by the Cocoa Research Institute of Ghana.
The fertilizer is tested and approved for use on cocoa by the Cocoa Research Institute of Ghana, which tests fertilizers to see if they are suitable for cocoa production in Ghana.
Farmers Hope has received financial aid from USAID as well as from Acumen Fund West Africa of $40,000 and $700,000 to scale up their business.
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