Kelik Potassium fertilizer


A new cocoa fertiliser is launched, Kelik Potassium contains high source of potassium, which is essential to boost weight, volume and quality of cocoa beans.

Agro-input company, Agromonti Co Ltd., in collaboration with Cocoa Input Company Ltd and executive members of Ghana Cocoa Coffee and Sheanut Farmers Association (GCCSFA) recently launched the fertiliser in Southern Ghana’s Kumasi.

Cocoa farmers’ income is based on the weight and volume of harvest and Kelik will help to increase the volume of main crop cocoa beans to export by Ghana Cocoa Board.

Kelik Potassium is equally very good for the establishment of cocoa seedlings.

Managing Director of Agromonti Co. Ltd, Dr Alvin Amoah

According to Dr Amoah, the challenge of increasing weight and volume of cocoa beans is of much concern to farmers, COCOCBOD and other stakeholders. He said it was as a result that Kelik Potassium was developed and submitted to Cocoa Research Institute of Ghana, CRIG for testing and evaluation.

The national president of Ghana Cocoa, Coffee and Sheanut Farmers Association (GCCSFA), Alhaji Alhassan Bukari, commended Agromonti for introducing the fertiliser like to help improve cocoa bean weight in Ghana. He mentioned that the cocoa industry is saddled with the problem of low bean weight and productivity.

Although it is at great interest to support cocoa farmers, there is not yet evidence that the fertilisers are environmentally friendly. The product is endorsed in Ghana and approved and certified by Cocoa Research Institute of Ghana (CRIG), but it will be interesting to see if other countries follow suit.

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