AGRA, IITA build capacity of Ghana and Nigeria scientists on soil, plant analysis

farmerThe Alliance for Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) and The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) have organised a capacity building workshop for laboratory technologists from the national agricultural research systems of Ghana and Nigeria.

According to IITA, the training aims to improve the professional skills of laboratory technicians in soil and plant analytical laboratories in the two countries.

It will also improve the capacity of those countries’ laboratories in soil and plant testing to enhance the quality of fertilizer recommendations to farmers, it said.

IITA indicated that the training covered areas such as quality control in soil analysis, data analysis and fertilizer recommendation, plant analysis and soil fertility management, modern trends in plant and soil analysis, safety in the laboratory and management of commercial laboratory, among others.

By Emmanuel K. Dogbevi

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