How to feed the world using less chemical fertilizer.

The use of less chemical fertilizers still guarantees high yields. This will require that we embrace environmentally sound practices while improving on soil ecosystem.

While Nigeria and other African countries are witnessing unprecedented Agricultural growth. The biggest challenge is matching its demands for farm inputs; this has become worse because of rising prices of fuel and the conflict in Europe.

How to use less chemical fertilizer to achieve much more.

Embracing environmentally sustainable production practices such as the use of organic-based fertilizers. This will buffer your farm and consumers against economic shocks from the current spike in fertilizer cost and consequential increase in food prices. Widespread uptake by farmers will greatly protect and improve the ecosystem of their farms.  

The overuse of fertilizer is a serious challenge in Africa. Farmers have become dependent on artificial chemicals with adverse impacts on their production cost, crops, and environments. Poorly applied fertilizers are washed into drainages and rivers. This impacts negatively on the environment.

What are Organic Fertilizers

Soil based Organic fertilizers on the other hand are natural fertilizer for plants that dissolves slowly over a long period; enabling your plants access to nutrients for extended periods hence mitigating surface runoffs. Essentially, they not only increase the soil nutrients. They are able to build the soil structure by increasing its water-holding capacity, combat erosion, and encourage and enrich the soil with beneficial microorganisms. As well as restore normal acidity levels which translates to highly productive soil.

Where we are.

Over 60% of the world’s agricultural soils are degraded. The life-giving material (organic matter) is not adequate to nourish the soil. Hence microorganisms which are the foundation of healthy and productive soil lack what to act on. This results in dead soil. At any rate under 3% which is common to come by using modern agricultural techniques. The soil loses all its potential for growth and sustenance.

Studies show that the world has about 100 years of Agricultural soil left on the planet. With a rapidly expanding global population and developing human settlements and industrial activities. Agricultural soils continue to lose their life while the human population explodes. The United Nations Food and Agricultural Organization is estimating that by 2050 food consumption will grow by 50%. At this period man is estimated to be producing 45% less food than he currently is producing.

A simple and affordable solution includes embracing agricultural practices and products to nourish soil quality and efficiency. With Richyiel Organic NPK Fertilizer designed exclusively using Native Soil and organic matter. You can enrich your soil with micro and macronutrients and fortified with liming materials to nourish and establish agricultural soils.

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