A Moroccan state-owned phosphate company, O C P (Office Chérifien des Phosphates) is one of the largest producers of fertilizers in Africa. The company has one of its branches based in Accra and ss part of their duties, they do soil analysis and recommendations called (O C P Farmer School Lab). The O C P in collaboration with Ministry of Food And Agriculture embarked on soil testing exercise in the Sene West District.
Sixteen (16) farming communities were selected from which thirty (30) farmers were selected at random from each of the community. The farmers had their soil samples collected by Extension Agents from the Sene West Department of Agriculture and were analyzed by the O C P Farmer School Lab who had vans stalked with soil testing kits.
At a grand durbar in each of the sixteen (16) communities, the Agricultural Extension Agent (AEA) took the farmers through Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs) in maize production after which results of the soil test of the 30 farmers were given to them. Attached to the hard copy soil test results were recommendations on the type, time of application and quantity of fertilizer to be used by the various farmers for the subsequent seasons.