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Ghana Exports 31,922 MT Fertiliser in 2022





Ghana exported a total of 31,922 metric tonnes (mt) of fertiliser in 2022 compared to 1,244mt in 2021, the 2022 Fertiliser Trade Statistics have revealed.


The statistics also stated that out of a total of 486,203mt imported last year, 459,513mt were con­sumed by farmers as compared to 239,062mt and 242,334mt import­ed and consumed respectively in 2021.


The 2022 Fertiliser Trade Statis­tics were presented here on Friday at the Fertiliser Technical Working Groups organised by the Africa Fertiliser Initiative of the Inter­national Fertiliser Development Centre (IFDC).


Explaining high export rate for 2022, Sales Agronomist at Agricul­tural Manufacturing Group (AMG) Limited, Emmanuel Nunoo Lartey, said his outfit was expanding towards the neighbouring countries as well as the fertiliser situation in Togo, Burkina Faso and Mali.


He said there were shortage of fertiliser in those countries and also they did not have the raw materials to produce the fertiliser blends, "so they had to fall on us to supply to them."


Mr Lartey explained that the raw materials were imported and later processed into finished products which were later exported as fer­tilisers to neighbouring countries.


Some of the exported fertilisers included sodium nitrate, ammoni­um nitrate, potassium nitrate and NPK14-23-14.


He was of the view that, if the situation remained the same in those countries the demand for fertiliser would be high this year.


Some of the companies that exported fertilisers in the year under review were, among others, Chemico, Ominifert, AMG and GloFert.


Mr Owusu said, there was the need to build the capacities of local seed producers to produce enough improved seeds for the country after six years of the introduction of PFJ.


He said quality control measures should be strengthened in both fertilisers and seeds supplied and called for the engagement of the private sector to establish both inorganic and organic fertiliser processing plants to produce more fertilisers to enhance access.


The Programme Manager for Africa Fertilizer, Sebastian Ndu­va, said the market in Ghana was "vibrant and a growing one" which was being led by NPK, urea and ammonium sulphate fertilisers.


"Looking in 2023, as the Min­istry of Food and Agriculture (MoFA) prepares to get the ball rolling for the PFJ programme, the statistics present very valuable information on how they need to calibrate the programme," he added.


He was of the view that afford­ability issues were going to be ex­perienced because fertiliser prices were mismatched from the global prices as against the retail prices in the country.


Mr Nduva was, however, optimistic that there would be a positive outlook for Ghana as geo-political tensions eased in Eastern Europe.

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