October 25, 2019
In their quest to transform and promote agriculture in Sierra Leone, Innovative Technology Solution Global Sierra Leone Limited has through the Sierra Leone Chamber of Agribusiness Development (SLeCAD) introduced two cost effective organic substances –Envirolizer fertilizer and Zeosen -that would enhance productivity and increase the earning of farmers across the country.
Addressing the press at the headquarters of the Sierra Leone Agribusiness Development (SLeCAD), Head of Operations of Innovative Technology Solutions Global,Sierra Leone Limited,Gbenga Funlayo –Badjejo,said Envirolizer is a European Union certified organic fertilizer that increases crop productivity, and as well protects the environment from depletion.
He said they have been in the country for about a year now and that farmers in the Western Area and some parts in the provinces are benefiting a lot from it, experiencing increased and quality productivity.
“Farmers are comfortably using Envirolizer because it makes and saves them more money. With this organic substance, farmers are expected to make 30-70% yield. It is highly resistance to pest and diseases. It prevents post-harvest losses because it prolongs the freshness of vegetables. It is anti-fungi and transportation resistance,” he said.
He said they have distributed over five hundred kilograms of the substance to farmers across the country, and that they have received positive feedbacks from users.
He said a teabag of Enrolizer is equivalent to a 5okg of chemical fertilizer, adding that it can be used for acreage of farm and that farmers can access it at minimal cost.
He said farmers need to use just a littre of water for a tea spoon envirolizer and apply it to a vast cover of crop.
For the Zeosen, he said it is an organic substance with anti-oxidant effect that can be used to booster animals of all types.
He said aside from using it for medicinal purpose and improving the productivity of animals, the substance can improve the quality of the taste of the meat.
“Our idea is that a healthy nation is a wealthy nation. We are using innovative technology to improve agriculture across the world,” he said.
Part of their corporate social responsibility is that they are working with the Ministry of Youth Affairs to see how they can train youth and make agriculture attractive to them.
“With our two products, we are making agriculture easy for the youth in Sierra Leone.”
He one of the advantages of the two products is that they cannot expire like chemical fertilizer.
Executive Secretary of SLeCAD,Ahmed Nanoh,told journalists that it is part of their mandate to promote and increase investment in the agriculture sector,coordinate,facilitate and organise activities for farmers across the country, and to ensure agro-industrilization,food security and wealth creation.
He stated that one of the challenges farmers have been faced with over the years is the lack of access to quality fertilizer to increase yield.
He said their partnership with Innovative Technology Solution Global, Sierra Leone Limited was in line with their mandate to ensure increased private investment in the agriculture sector.
He told journalists that the two products have been tested by farmers and proven to be effective, thus calling on all to make use of the opportunity.