The 4R Solution Project

The 4R Solution Project

Theme: Precision Nutrient Management
Flagship: 4R Nutrient Stewardship in Africa (4R Africa)
Start Date: 2019
End Date: 2024


Fertilizer Canada

Supported by

Fertilizer Canada, Global Affairs Canada (GAC)

Implementing Partners

Fertilizer Canada, APNI, Cooperative Development Foundation of Canada (CDF-Canada), Plant Nutrition Canada, Global Affairs Canada

Local Implementing Partners

Ethio-Wetlands and Natural Resource Association (EWNRA), Amhara Agricultural Research Institute (ARARI), Send Ghana, Savanna Agricultural Research Institute (SARI), ONG 7A, Senegal Department of Rural Development Service


Ethiopia (2019-2024)
Ghana (2019-2024)
Senegal (2021-2024)

Target Crops

Ghana: Maize, Rice, Groundnut, Soybean

Ethiopia: Wheat, Teff


The project seeks to improve the socio-economic wellbeing and resilience of 80,000 smallholder farmers, particularly women in Ethiopia, Ghana and Senegal by improving crop productivity and farm income through incorporation of 4R Nutrient Stewardship practices (i.e., applying the Right Source of nutrients, at the Right Rate, at the Right time, and in the Right Place) into fertilizer management while incorporating important gender and environmental resilience strategies.


  • Enhanced sustainable crop production using climate smart, best management practices in agriculture, and increased value chain access and integration by women and men farmers in the targeted countries.
  • Enhanced representation and influence of women in leadership positions and decision-making bodies in farmers’ cooperatives within targeted communities.
  • Increased integration of gender sensitive 4R principles in relevant standards and policies globally and nationally in Ethiopia, Ghana and Senegal.
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