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African Delegates visit Fertilizer Canada about 4R Solution Project

On August 15, 2019 a small delegation of African government and some private sector representatives visited Fertilizer Canada to learn about the 4R Solution project. The delegates were from Uganda, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Nigeria, Cameroon and Chad. They were led by Professor Kalame Fobissie, CEO of FOKABS at the University of Ottawa. The team were taking part in the Climate Finance course offered by FOKABS . 

Clyde Graham, Executive Vice President of Fertilizer Canada delivered an informative presentation to the group on 4R Nutrient Stewardship principles and how the adoption of 4Rs will increase socio economic wellbeing of 80,000 smallholder farmers, particularly women, in Ghana, Ethiopia and Senegal as part of the 4R Solution project. The project is supported by Global Affairs Canada and in partnership with Co-operative Development Foundation of Canada, IPNI Canada and African Plant Nutrition Institute (APNI).

The presentation led to very keen discussion and Q/A session as the participants wanted to know more about the sustainable agriculture practices using 4R, Canadian technological solutions to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, agricultural cooperatives and value chain; and capacity building and training components of the project. Most of the delegates have extensive knowledge and experience in similar areas in their respective countries; as a result, this meeting opened -up opportunities for collaboration as Fertilizer Canada strategizes to scale up the 4R Solution project in the future to other countries in the Sub Saharan Africa region.

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