ABUJA, Nigeria – Nigeria’s Federal and Taraba governments, in collaboration with IFDC, have launched the country’s first fertilizer blend made specifically for roots and tuber crops, such as cassava and yams.

According to Scott Wallace, IFDC country representative in Nigeria, “The root and tuber blend (nitrogen, phosphorous, potassium, sulfur) will go a long way in assisting cassava and yam farmers to increase their yields and maintain adequate soil fertility for future years.” Wallace added that the new fertilizer product would help cassava farmers participate in the guaranteed market developed by the Dutch Agricultural Development & Trading Company (DADTCO).

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