The 4R Nutrient and Co-operative Solution (The 4R Solution)
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 (Applying the Right Source of nutrients, at the Right Rate, at the Right place, and in the Right Place) into fertilizer management while incorporating important gender and environmental resilience strategies.
Fertilizer Canada, Cooperative Development Foundation of Canada (CDF-Canada), Global Affairs Canada (GAC), IPNI Canada
Local Implementing Partners
Ethio-Wetlands and Natural Resource Association (EWNRA), Amhara Agricultural Research Institute (ARARI), Debre-Birhan Agricultural Research Centre (DBARC), Send Ghana, Savanna Agricultural Research Institute (SARI)
Ghana: Maize, Rice, Groundnut, Soybean
Ethiopia: Wheat, Teff
- 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.
Designed to be a compact, hands-on, field-ready resource to help agronomists, extension agents, and farmers recognize common symptoms of maize nutrient deficiency and other growth disorders while scouting fields.