Organic fertilizer, way to go for Nigeria’s agro sector
Farmers have been advised to embrace the use of organic fertilizer in agricultural production to guarantee safety of foods.
Head, Communication and Strategy, Mr. Unwana Sunday, made the call at the 3rd African Organic Conference organised by the association of Organic Agriculture Practitioners of Nigeria (NOAN).
The event with the theme, “Achieving Social and Economic Development Through Ecological and Organic Agriculture Alternative’ was supported by the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and other reputable international organizations and institutions involved in organic agriculture practice.
Several international and local exhibitors had their various organic produce, products and services displayed on their respective stands at the event at the Sheraton Hotel and Towers, Ikeja, Lagos.
Speaking on the need for African countries to embrace organic agriculture practices, Sunday said Alfa Life Organic Fertilizer International, a Nigeria-based company in partnership with a Malaysian manufacturing company has brought to the country, various brands of innovative farm inputs.
He said Alfa Life Organic Fertilizer is fortified to make farming a rewarding venture at any level of farming in Africa. For instance, the product is100% chemical free, saves storage cost up to 99%, easy to carry and reduces cost of transportation up to 97% against other types of fertilizers in the country.
“Our product - Alfa Life Organic Fertilizer - has been described as ‘magic fertilizer’ because it is a great farm input capable of increasing crop yield by 200% against control and protect soil fertility. We have also done series of field trials, test on Nigerian based crops and soil and the results are impressive,” he said.