IPI International Potash Institute
IPI International Potash Institute

Regional activities

IPI activity in sub-Saharan Africa/Eastern Africa

Coordination: sub-Saharan Africa/Eastern Africa

New Publications

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Technical Manual on Potash Fertilizer Use for Soil Fertility Experts and Development Agents

Technical Manual on Potash Fertilizer Use for Soil Fertility Experts and Development Agents

Compiled by experts from The Ministry of Agriculture and Natural Resources (MoANR) and Agricultural Transformation Agency (ATA) led by Prof. Tekalign Mamo. 2016. 32 p.
Language:
English
Year:
2016
Category:
Technical Manuals
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The African continent is home to more than one billion people. With current population growth rates, Africa will need to accommodate more than two billion by 2050.

However, food production in sub-Saharan Africa is significantly lower than other parts of the world: less than 150 kg of grain per capita are produced in the region each year compared to more than 300 kg of grain per capita in other parts of the world. If a growing population is to be fed, this worrying level of agricultural productivity must change rapidly. One of the immediate tools to stimulate improved yields and crop quality is balanced use of fertilizers.

This Technical Manual on Potash Fertilizer Use for Soil Fertility Experts and Development Agents provides concise and accurate information on potash fertilization to enable effective and responsible knowledge transfer to Ethiopian farmers. IPI is honored to have the opportunity work with its Ethiopian partners in achieving this worthwhile mission.

Hardcopies can be ordered from IPI Coordinators SSA/Ethiopia, Eldad Sokolowski Eldad.Sokolowski@icl-group.com.

This publication is available direct from Eldad Sokolowski.
Highlights: The First National Potash Symposium, Tanzania: Potassium for Sustainable Crop Production and Food Security

Highlights: The First National Potash Symposium, Tanzania: Potassium for Sustainable Crop Production and Food Security

Highlights from the First National Potash Symposium, Tanzania. 6 pages
Language:
English
Year:
2015
Category:
Leaflets
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These highlights are from the 1st National Potash Symposium held in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, from 28-29 July 2015. Over 60 scientists, extension officers, officials, fertilizer industry representatives and farm technicians attended along with chief guest, Mr. Peniel Lyimo, Deputy Chief Executive from the President‘s Delivery Bureau, the United Republic of Tanzania.

This symposium aimed to support sustainable increases in agricultural productivity by including potassium in fertilizer recommendations for various crops.

This leaflet outlines some of the highlights from the event.

You can request hard copies of the leaflet from the IPI Head Office

This publication is available direct from IPI Head Office.
For more information, please contact the regional coordinator
 
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New publication

What's new in the region...

  • Paper: Mavuno Zaidi - Large-Scale Farmer Outreach has Increased Potato Yields in Kenya through a Focus on Balanced Fertilization more >
  • K in the Literature: Cassava Yield and Economic Response to Fertilizer in Tanzania, Kenya and Ghana more >
  • K in the Literature: Interactions Between Potassium, Calcium and Magnesium in Sugarcane Grown on Two Contrasting Soils in South Africa more >
  • K in the Literature: Effect of Nitrogen and Potassium Fertilization on Morpho-Agronomic Traits of Three Elephant Grass (Pennisetum purpureum Schum.) Genotypes for Biomass Production more >
  • Publication: Technical Manual on Potash Fertilizer Use for Soil Fertility Experts and Development Agents more >