Fertilizer Dashboard launched to enrich decision-making

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The Ministry of Food and Agriculture has launched the Fertilizer Dashboard to serve as information generation tool to enrich decision-making among fertilizer industry stakeholders.

The “Visualising Insights on Fertilizer for African Agriculture (VIFAA) Dashboard” is a data generating platform for information on fertilizer for planning and policy purposes.

The Dashboard would also assist industry actors in Ghana to respond appropriately to changes in the fertilizer market, while ensuring that sufficient and appropriate fertilizers reached Ghanaian farmers at the right time.

The Ministry of Food and Agriculture co-developed the Dashboard with the AfricaFertilizer. org (AFO) of the International Fertilizer Development Centre, and Development Gateway, under a public and private sector initiative, with funding from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

Dr Owusu Afriyie Akoto, the Minister of Food and Agriculture, in a speech read on his behalf at the launch, said the creation of the Dashboard filled key fertilizer information gaps, which would go a long way to support the Government, development partners and the private sector to respond to changes in the fertilizer market.

Read more from the source: EIN