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Minjingu Mines & Fertilizers Ltd.
Arusha, Tanzania

We are the only manufacturer of Fertilizers in East Africa. We manufacture Organic Hyper Phosphate (28% P) and various grades of NPK + micronutrients. Minjingu Organic Hyper Phosphate+ is a high grade and reactive Natural Fertilizer. Unlike chemical phosphate fertilizers that mostly contain only the P element, Minjingu Organic Hyper phosphate+ has many desirable features. It is rich in minerals such as Silica and Calcium, ensures all year round P availability, and encourages beneficial soil microorganism population growth. More productive soil is the result of using Organic phosphate.

Minjingu Organic Hyper Phosphate+ has a quick and slow release P component, which is vital to achieve the maximum harvest. Superphosphate and Rock Phosphate respectively have only a fast or a slow release effect and are ideally used in combination. With Minjingu Organic Hyper phosphate+, farmers can rest assured that crops will always have enough P supply to ensure a maximum harvest.

Minjingu Organic Hyper Phosphate+ is rich in secondary as well as micronutrients. Micronutrients are just as essential as macronutrients (NPK), but are needed in smaller quantities. Calcium gives a liming effect and reduces soil acidity while Silica helps increase plant strengths against pests and diseases.

Minjingu Organic Hyper phosphate+ is also a good soil conditioner. Healthy soil contains more than 250,000 types of microorganisms that encourage the absorption of fertilizers. Long-term exposure to chemical fertilizers prompts farmers to question the reasons for decreases in yearly harvests especially when more and more NPK fertilizers are applied. As a result, many farmers are now paying extra money on organic substances to encourage microorganism growth to maintain soil quality. 

Farmers who have introduced Organic phosphate into their farming have realized that to enhance crop quality and production level, it is important to change previous farming methods, by ensuring the use of fertilizer that can restore degraded land and to continue to produce the following:
  • Water Field Rice Plants
  • Leaf Vegetables
  • Fruit Trees
  • Root Vegetables
  • Fruit Vegetables etc.
Chemical phosphate fertilizer is highly water-soluble while organic phosphate fertilizer is not. However, due to its high solubility, most of the phosphorous that is released is fixed particularly in high acidic soils that are usually high in aluminum and iron. The slow phosphorous release makes it available over a longer period of time and plants take up the nutrients more effectively.

Chemical fertilizers kill soil microorganisms. Farms that have been using chemically treated fertilizers often need to increase the quantity of fertilizers used each year to maintain yields as soils conditions get worse each year. Microorganisms are needed to allow plants to absorb fertilizers. Organic phosphate not only adds microorganisms in the soil (beneficial micro organisms are found in Organophosphate) but also increases the population of microorganisms.
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