Agricultural manufacturing group limited in it quest to improve the living standards of Cocoa farmers in the country, has introduced a new fertilizer on the market. The fertilizer known as “Cocoa Nti” is expected to be on the market this month after it has gone through the necessary background checks and tests from Cocoa Board.
This was in a statement by the General Manager of the Agricultural Manufacturing Group Limited Mr. Henry Otoo-Mensah during a meeting with Cocoa farmers at Daboase in the Western Region.
According to Mr. Otoo-Mensah, fertilizer forms 16% of total Cocoa farming and argued how its farmers yield results. He therefore recommended cocoa farmers to purchase “Cocoa Nti” since its unique features outweighs all the other existing fertilizers on the market.
The General Manager noted that “Cocoa Nti” contains nutrients such as calcium, zinc and nitrogen and has been specially designed to generate more revenue for the cocoa farmers by inducing the cocoa tree itself to fully realize its potential yield, regardless of all external conditions.
He further indicated that his outfit will extend its sensitization programme to the selected 16 districts throughout the country with the help of Cocoa Research Institute of Ghana (CRIG) and Cocoa Board in a bid to educating cocoa farmers on the need to acquire the new fertilizer, which when rightly applied can boost their cocoa production for them to derive maximum benefits.
A research scientist of the Soil Science Division of Cocoa Board, Dr. Alfred Arthur commended Management of A.M.G. for coming out with the new fertilizer, adding it will help cocoa farmers to achieve their expectations.
He revealed that on two occasions Japan has rejected cocoa beans from Ghana due to the usage of unapproved chemicals certified by the Cocoa Board.
He however charged cocoa farmers to see it as a unique and productive business venture and endeavor to adhere strictly to directives by stakeholders in the Cocoa Industry to enhance their production.
Source: Francis Quainoo/Radio Silver 92.3fm