Ethiopia’s First Blend: The story of Ethiopia’s first fertilizer blending facility (Video)

Workers at the new fertilizer blending facility run by the Becho-Woliso Farmers' Cooperative Union in Oromia. Photo Credit: ATA Photo Credit: ATA

Workers at the new fertilizer blending facility run by the Becho-Woliso Farmers' Cooperative Union in Oromia. Photo Credit: ATA Photo Credit: ATA

"Soil is the resource base for survival," said Prof. Tekalign Mamo, State Minister, Ethiopian Ministry of Agriculture, and EthioSIS Program leader, in a recent video interview. Watch the video to learn about Ethiopia's first fertilizer blending facility, which was inaugurated on June 1, 2014. The facility, along with four more under construction, will play a leading role in supplying farmers with fertilizer blends that target missing nutrients in their soil. Armed with this information, farmers will now have the right fertilizer blends to increase yields for staple crops—wheat, maize, barley, and teff— in Ethiopia.

 

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