The Organic Resource Management for Soil fertility (ORM4Soil) is organizing an end-of-project country meeting to present research findings on soil fertility conducted in two sites in Ghana.
The project started in 2016 with the establishment of the Kade site, capital of Kwaebibirem Municipal, a district in the Eastern Region of Ghana as well as the Sege site, capital of Ada West District located in the Greater Accra Region of Ghana.
It aimed at improving soil fertility and food security using locally available organic resources such as empty fruit bunch, cocoa pod husk, rice husk, and cow dung.
The project had three major components including agronomy, socioeconomics, and communication.
The end-of-project country meeting is a two-day event that begun on Thursday, June 10, and is expected to come to an end on Friday, June 11, 2021.
Speaking at the meeting, Head of Forest and Horticultural Crops Research Centre, Kade, Prof. Godfred Ofosu-Budu who doubles as a lecturer at the University of Ghana explained the Productivity of maize as affected by locally available organic resource-based management practices.
Mrs. Rebecca Ofori-Ba (Ph.D. candidate) and Ebenezer Amoquandoh (Master’s Student) presented their related research on the project.
Ofori-Ba discussed the “Participatory communication and adoption of soil fertility management practices: evidence from two agro-ecological zones in Ghana”. Amoquandoh researched on “Socio-economic factors affecting adoption of organic soil fertility management practices in Ghana”.
The project is funded by the Swiss government as part of an innovative participatory and interdisciplinary approach that is aimed at improving soil fertility.
It is implemented in four African countries, Mali, Zambia, Kenya, and Ghana.