South African firm to help expand fertilizer storage in northern Ghana

Fertilizer2As demand goes high, storage capacity of fertilizers is to be expanded in northern Ghana.

Two firms – African Fertilizer and Agribusiness Partnership (AFAP) of South Africa and a local Ghanaian fertilizer distributor 18th April Company have entered into an Agribusiness Partnership Contract (APC) to undertake the project to expand the warehouse capacity to store more fertilizer.

“With an increasing demand for fertilizer in the region, we found that our storage capacity is inadequate to meet the current needs of the farmers,” Osman Husseini Sulle, Managing Director of 18th April Company said.

The 18th April supplies more than 3 000 metric tons of fertilizer to Ghanaian famers.

Through the partnership, the AFAP will assist agribusinesses to improve access and availability of fertilizer usage, said a joint statement September 5, 2013.

With AFAP’s support, 18th April hopes to increase its fertilizer storage capacity from a 1000 metric ton fertilizer warehouse to a storage capacity of 5000 metric tons by building an additional storage with 4,000 metric tons capacity.

By Ekow Quandzie

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