Conventional fertilizers provide plants with the three main nutrients, nitrogen, potassium and phosphorus; but soils are often deficient in secondary or micro-nutrients such as zinc or boron. In partnership with fertilizer manufacturer Toyota Tsusho, we’ve helped introduce a new blended fertilizer for rice. Baraka (Swahili for ‘blessing’) contains boron and zinc in addition to the standard NPK. It was introduced last year. Farmers purchased more than 10,000 bags; rice yields increased by 30%.