History of Yara Ghana Limited

Yara Ghana was established in 2007 to strengthen the quality and depth of input supply and related services, along agricultural value chains to increase the productivity of Ghanaian farmers.

Yara Ghana has been importing and supplying high quality products for the cereal farmers as well as for the cocoa sector. Yara Ghana has grown to become the market leader in fertilizers in Ghana.

Over these relatively few years, Yara Ghana has carved a name for itself as the leading supplier of premium fertilizer products placing the farmer at the centre of a consistent knowledge based approach, as we aim at being the farmer's crop nutrition partner, in order to improve their yields and quality.

Yara Ghana has also been offering technical support for farmers on its Yara Crop Nutrition Concept, focusing on crop knowledge, portfolio combinations and application competence, in order to help Ghanaian farmers optimize profitability in a sustainable manner.

Starting with a minimal staff strength of about five in the beginning, Yara Ghana has grown to an approximate staff compliment of 40 with locations in Tamale, Tema and Accra.

Yara Ghana has over ten sales agronomists covering the different zones in the country supporting our strong sales and distributorship network while providing agricultural extension support for farmers in respective catchment areas based on our Crop Nutrition Approach.

Yara Ghana is committed to being the leading provider of sustainable crop nutrition solutions, supporting farmer profitability through knowledge, quality and productivity while minimizing the impact on the environment.

Partnerships

Yara has also over the years collaborated with key stakeholders such as the Ministry of Food and Agriculture, Ghana Cocoa Board, Farmer groups, and other agricultural related bodies to promote the agricultural sector in Ghana.

Yara Ghana has since 2008 consistently sponsored the National Farmers Day celebrations held every December to honour and award deserving farmers who have excelled in various fields in the course of the year.

Research and Development

Yara Ghana Ltd. Has since the beginning collaborated with local research Institutes in order to increase and improve agronomic knowledge and determine best fertilizer protocols that will inure to the benefit of the farmer.

Through this immense collaboration, Yara Ghana with the Savannah Agricultural Research Institute (SARI) at Nyankpala and Crops Research Institute (CRI) in Kumasi, launch trials on cereals in the northern, middle-belt and southern agro-ecological zones of Ghana every crop season.

Yara Ghana has also recently launched trials with the Oil Palm Research Institute of Ghana (OPRI) in two locations in the Eastern and Western regions on oil palm nutrition.

Yara Ghana also engages major stakeholders in the cocoa sector and supported the country's goal of reaching 1million metric tonne. With the introduction of the "Asaase Wura" cocoa fertilizer and YaraLiva Nitrabor after years of trials at the Cocoa Research Institute of Ghana (CRIG), many farms have improved their soil fertility status and thus yields and incomes of farmers increased.