Digital tool to promote use of fertiliser data launched

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Kenyan farmers will easily get information on fertiliser trends following the launch of a digital dashboard to provide critical information on its usage, pricing, supply and demand. 

Unveiled recently in Nairobi, the Visualising Insights on Fertiliser for African Agriculture (VIFAA) Kenya Dashboard, aims at increasing fertiliser usage. VIFAA dashboard will monitor and provide data on fertiliser demand, usage, supply, quality, quantity, and prices. It will provide a platform for sharing fertiliser data between the national and county governments to enable seamless, data-driven decision-making.

The data will help bridge the gap between fertiliser demand and supply.

The VIFAA Kenya Dashboard contains 15 mini-dashboards, such as fertiliser retail price, national average fertiliser consumption (kg/ha), and monthly product imports.

It will be updated daily. Similar products will also be launched in Nigeria and Ghana.

The dashboard was developed through a partnership between the International Fertiliser Development Centre (IFDC), Africa Fertiliser.org initiative and Kenya’s Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries and Development Gateway

VIFAA is a four-year programme led by Development Gateway, in partnership with Wallace & Associates, International Fertiliser Development Centre, and the African Fertiliser and Agribusiness Partnership. 

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