A Regional Hub for Fertilizers and Soil Health Opens in Ibadan, Nigeria

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Combining cutting-edge laboratory testing and training facilities with cross-sector experts to support development of advanced soil health and fertilizer technologies in West Africa and the Sahel.

The Regional Hub for Fertilizer and Soil Health for West Africa and the Sahel has officially opened today at the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) Headquarters in Ibadan, Nigeria, to significantly enhance agricultural productivity and sustainable profitability across West Africa and the Sahel. By 2033, the Hub will help increase yields and income for three million farmers, improve soil health on 1.5 million hectares of land, and equip 1.5 million farmers to adapt to climate change.

The Hub leverages a step-change in coordination and collaboration to tackle the critical agricultural production challenges in the region by promoting sustainable soil health and optimum fertilizer practices that will enhance the sustainability and resilience of agricultural production and food security. “This regional Hub is a groundbreaking step towards revolutionizing agricultural practices in West Africa and the Sahel,” remarked Simeon Ehui, Director-General of IITA. “By leveraging our extensive research experience and collaborating with key stakeholders, we will empower farmers with the knowledge and tools to improve soil health and achieve sustainable food security across the region.”

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