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WELCOME TO TRIOMF RDC

Having already established their roots in a number of African countries, TRIOMF RDC - a full affiliate of TRIOMF SOUTH AFRICA - has taken the plunge into the unknown territory of the Democratic Republic of Congo, ensuring very exciting times ahead as the agricultural giants continue to break barriers throughout the continent with the bar set at the highest of levels within the fertilizer industry.

This brand new initiative includes the building of an extremely sophisticated fertilizer production plant alongside a new harbour facility in the port of Boma.

But before delving into the ins and outs of this thrilling venture, perhaps, in grasping the massive impact of such a project, it is important to consider the following statement from Christo Grobler, TRIOMF SA CEO:

"We are not simply building a factory, we are actually establishing a fertilizing industry. We are introducing a lot of technology, transferring knowledge and intellectual property so it is a major thing."

Trusted by generations, TRIOMF Fertilizer continues to be the preferred choice of top-performance fertilizers, value-added “Agri” services, expertise and other agricultural products. TRIOMF Fertilizer established a first-of-its-kind fertilizer manufacturing and distribution facility in Central Africa. A harbour facility in the port of Boma, on the Congo River is now home to a state-of-the-art fertilizer production plant. From here it will be possible to supply DRC inland and distribute further afield with TRIOMF Fertilizer products. The best of the TRIOMF Fertilizer product range will be readily available to the DRC farmer’s and will be manufactured and distributed from this central TRIOMF RDC production hub. TRIOMF Fertilizer boasts a wide range of super-specialized fertilizer and other agricultural products including granular fertilizer, liquid and foliar fertilizer and other speciality fertilizer products. TRIOMF’s granular fertilizer range includes the well-known NitreX Fertilizer– The Red Fertilizer, organic coated fertilizers, superior phosphate fertilizers and NitroPlus – a true homogeneus single granular fertilizer. TRIOMF’s liquid fertilizer range includes speciality foliar feed agricultural products with balanced nutrition, ideal supplements, starter feed and soil preparation fertilizers.

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TRIOMF R.D.C. S.A.
Immeuble Elembo, 130 Boulevard du 30 Juin
Gombe Kinshasa
République Démocratique du Congo
Tel: +243 854 633 574
Fax: +27 86 541 7948
Email: info@triomfrdc.com | Web: triomfrdc.com
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WELCOME TO TRIOMF RDC
Having already established their roots in a number of African countries, TRIOMF RDC - a full affiliate of TRIOMF SOUTH AFRICA - has taken the plunge into the unknown territory of the Democratic Republic of Congo, ensuring very exciting times ahead as the agricultural giants continue to break barriers throughout the continent with the bar set at the highest of levels within the fertilizer industry.

This brand new initiative includes the building of an extremely sophisticated fertilizer production plant alongside a new harbour facility in the port of Boma.

But before delving into the ins and outs of this thrilling venture, perhaps, in grasping the massive impact of such a project, it is important to consider the following statement from Christo Grobler, TRIOMF SA CEO:

"We are not simply building a factory, we are actually establishing a fertilizing industry. We are introducing a lot of technology, transferring knowledge and intellectual property so it is a major thing."

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ABOUT
THE DRC

Straddled by the equator with one third lying in the North, the DRC is the second largest country on the continent and has an estimated population of 75 million, making it the fourth most populous country in Africa.

Although rich in natural resources, the country was ravaged by a series of wars - the most recent being the Kivu conflict which ended only towards the end of 2013, and has been left further limited by a lack of infrastructure but with many new developments in the pipeline, there is renewed hope among its people.

Along with the capital Kinshasa, the country's other largest cities are both mining hotspots - Lumbumbashi and Mbuji-Mayi - and the largest exports are raw minerals with China accepting over 50% of exports during 2012.

INTERESTING FACT:

The Congo River system dominates the region topographically along with the rainforest it flows through. The river basin (which includes the river and all of its myriad tributaries) covers an area of 1 000 000 km, occupying nearly the entire country and forms the backbone of the economy and transportation.
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AGRICULTURE

Deemed as an area of the economy loaded with plenty of potential, the production of cassava, yams, plantains, rice and maize has stagnated since independence in 1960. To further complicate matters, the country is handicapped by a poor internal transportation system. But despite all the limiting factors, TRIOMF has acknowledged the several possibilities in the region and aims to eradicate the high costs involved with importing fertilizer by manufacturing locally, creating employment and ultimately building the industry as a whole.

The agricultural sector supports two thirds of the population and is divided into subsistence and commercial farming. It is especially the former that has sparked TRIOMF's involvement taking the dire domestic food production statistics into account.

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SPECIALITIES
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FOLIAR SPECIALITY

Triple Ten (10:10:10) combines the best of conventional inputs with cutting-edge organics to provide a unique high production option for both fruit and vegetable producers as well as broadacre farmers. The developers of Triple Ten (Nutri-Tech Solutions - NTS) promote an approach coined "Fusion Fertilizing", where the performance and sustainability of N-P-K and trace element blends are dramatically enhanced through the inclusion of potent organics.

Carbon-buffering and natural chelation are two of the processes involved in the boosting of N-P-K components. The N-P-K elements in the Triple Ten formulation are derived from "hot-mix" N-P-K. "Hot-mix" N-P-K is manufactured using a special process developed by NTS. Three incompatible N-P-K concentrates are blended, creating a violent chemical reaction. The fusion generates such extreme heat that the mixture can "boil" for up to two days. When the solution has returned to normal temperature, the three ingredients have formed a totally different chemical compound. This potent, new N-P-K contains low sodium levels, has a neutral pH and is non-corrosive. The negatives associated with the parent materials are no longer present yet offer an important gain: Plant growth is promoted by the energy released by fertilizers rather than by the actual fertilizers themselves. The clean, powerful N-P-K chemical component is complimented by the addition of a complete range of chelated trace elements. This high quality N-P-K/trace element base is then used to build a totally new kind of fertilizer, involving natural growth promoters, micro-organisms, amino acids, enzymes, protein, colloidal minerals and vitamins.

Natural growth promoters, enzymes, broad-spectrum trace elements, amino acids, vitamins and micro-organisms are some of the components in Triple Ten which are required for crop quality and maximum yields.

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BALANCED NUTRITION

This high-performance, quick-release potassium/amino acid combines nutritional and fast absorbency abilities for instant results in stressed crops and also boosts growth and development.

Tri-Amino is a complete organic, high-carbon, high-brix plant extract. Its composition and perfect ratios of all the essential plant nutrients makes it a perfect partner to all inorganic (high salt index) fertilizers with the high humic acid content acting as an ideal buffer. A balanced nutrition program for any crop will take chemical, physical and biological aspects of the soil into consideration. Of these three, the "biological" component has traditionally suffered the most and is the one best addressed by Tri-Amino, when taking its full complement of 19 amino acids into account.

Tri-Amino will be used as a complete fertilizer. Of the trace elements – all of which are required in very low amounts – silicon (Si) is considered high and available in plants. Fertilizers feed the plant while Tri-Amino feeds the soil making both equally important for viable and sustainable crop production.

One can say that Tri-Amino acts as a booster for plant energy especially during a crop's reproductive stage. When it comes to maize, wheat, soya and peanuts, foliar spraying assists in building up a resistance to disease as well as bolstering yields during the reproductive phase.

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IDEAL SUPPLEMENT

Micros Z is a simple product which is mainly used to compliment other liquid fertilizer products. It consists of high levels of various inorganic trace elements, and will usually accompany another product in volumes determined by the requirements of a specific crop.

Micros Z acts an ideal enhancer to TRIOMF POP-UP, TRIOMF Bakgat, TRIOMF Mushe Maize and other TRIOMF liquid fertilizers, specialities and foliar feeds. Micros Z can also be used on its own with success as an application rich in trace elements.

The administration as a liquid application in the furrows is essential considering the zinc at 50 000 dpm. Zinc and maize go hand in hand therefore Micros Z can also help the plant in rectifying the inducing manganese and zinc shortages following a glyphosate spraying.

Another important use is the application as a foliar spraying for pecan nuts throughout the season due to its zinc deficiency. Together, Tri-Amino and LAPP work in perfect synergism. The composition of the micros promotes plant health considering the strengthening abilities of manganese, copper and zinc in the fight against fungal infections.

Also contributing to the functioning of the legume nodules are the elements cobalt and molybdenum which further highlight the necessity of furrow administration as well as one or two foliar sprayings during the season.

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STARTER FEED
Reg. No: B4802

POP-UP is a concentrated suspension ideal for soil and foliar-application, uniquely designed to accelerate germination and to strengthen the new seedling unlike any other product in its class. POP-UP ensures quick and even germination and promotes strong root-development, equipping the young plant to have improved resistance against environmental stress and disease. POP-UP contains elements crucial for the establishment of nitrogen-binding rhizobium bacteria. Micro- elements such as boron and silicon as well as vitamins, humates and amino acids serve as prolonged nutrition for the seedling prior to germination. Unsurpassed results obtained from clinical tests have proven POP-UP to be the best start-up growth promoter and root development product available on the market.

With the use of a start-up booster like POP-UP, the young and mature plant will require less conventional fertilizer, reducing production input costs. A growth support product developed in South Africa, when applied in the plant furrow, will aid in establishment and encourage vigorous seedling establishment. The use of POP-UP can also minimise the necessity to replant due to unfavourable conditions that lead to poor stands. Where regular wind damage occurs on crops, especially on young plants, POP-UP will aid through ensuring fast and healthy growth in the early plant growth stages.

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SOIL PREPERATION
Reg. No: B4806

Liquid Lime is a pre-plant soil preperation product which enhances and improves soil quality and soil health. Liquid Lime is easily applied directly to the plant-band. The application of Liquid Lime is essential to start a succesful plant cycle.

Properties and benefits of Liquid Lime:

An ultra micro-fine calcium carbonate slurry
Manufactured from a high purity white marble (limestone)
Contains an appropriate biocide
A colloidal suspension and reactive substance
Disperses very effectively into soil due to it being colloidal
Has a 100% Relative Resin Suspension Rate
Has 100% immediate efficacy in neutralizing surface-soil acidity in the plant-band
Has an intensity factor of 100%
Liquid Lime is a limestone suspension which acts as a multi-purpose application product. The calcium carbonate component is super-fine meaning fast reaction with targeted application, whether used as a soil or leaf application. Calcium is needed in large quantities in soil because plants and crops need sufficient quantities of calcium for healthy growth and production. Therefore, Liquid Lime will solve the problem whenever a case of calcium deficiency is detected in the soil or if the calcium uptake is limited by factors such as low pH, acidic soils or improper nutrient balances. Liquid Lime ensures highly reactive calcium application when applied to the soil due to micro-fine particle size, high neutralization capability and high-specific mass. Therefore soil pH will increase in the immediate surrounds and plant nutrition will be optimized. Liquid Lime is very smooth, easy to handle and suspends well in water meaning it is well suited as a foliar application for calcium nutrition. From a plant nutrition point of view, Liquid Lime hits the target.

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MUSHE CASSAVA
ABOUT CASSAVA

Native to South America, Cassava is extensively cultivated in tropical and sub-tropical regions for its edible starchy root, making it a major source of carbohydrates much like the sweet potato.

Adding to its popularity, especially amongst subsistence farmers, is its tolerance to adverse soil conditions. As a result, it is able to obtain satisfactory growth on very acidic/infertile soils which further acts as a deterrent to fertilizer usage.

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Above: The leaves of a Cassava plant as well as the manioc tuber which has a woody textured skin and fleshy, white interior.

INTERESTING FACTS:

After rice and maize, cassava is the third largest source of food carbohydrates in the tropics
Cassava is a major staple food in developing countries and in the DRC, cassava consumption is the highest in the world
It is regarded as one of the ultimate food security crops on the continent
Each Congolese consumes an average of 453kg of fresh cassava per year
Cassava leaves are the leading leaf vegetables consumed in the DRC (Kinshasa in particular where an average household of 7 to 8 people consumes about 4kg of cassava per week)
Although one of the most climate-resilient crops around, this vital staple is highly-susceptible to disease
But with the pros far outnumbering the cons, the following quote should be kept in mind, highlighting the prominence of to further gain a better understanding of just how prominent cassava is.

"Cassava is a very important crop in tropical countries. More than 800 million farmers grow cassava as their staple food in the tropics, including Africa." – Leena Tripathi, International Institute for Tropical Agriculture (ITA) April 2014.

SO WHY MUSHE CASSAVA?

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Although it is a known fact that the cassava plant responds well to fertilization, small-scale farmers in the DRC area as well as the rest of Africa are inclined to not make use of fertilizer due to the following factors:

Lack of access to transport (farmers are therefore unable to get fertilizer to their farms)
Affordability
General success of growing the highly-tolerant cassava without fertilizer
Enter Mushe Cassava.

Even if fertilizer was applied, it still wouldn't be able to provide nearly the same as what Mushe Cassava offers.

It contains nitrogen, phosphate, potassium, magnesium, sulphur and various micronutrients as compared to the standard NPK fertilizer (Nitrogen, Phosphorus and Potassium).

Energy is supplied to the growing plant via phosphate and potassium is associated with the movement of water, nutrients and carbohydrates within the plant which stimulates early growth, increases protein production, maximises water usage and ups resistance to insects and disease.

The foliar feed further contains amino ingredients such fulvic and humic acids, enzymes and super concentrated micronutrients such as iron, copper, zinc, manganese, boron and molibdenym which promotes enzyme reductase, protein synthesis, chlorophyll production, growth regulation, the development of new cells and roots and the activation of nitrate reductase.

Together these components help the cassava plant in reaching its maximum growth potential and in obtaining a state of being supercharged and robust, ready to offer the best in cassava production and yield.

Adding to Mushe Cassava's appeal is the practicality of the product (easy to carry), as well as the affordability and the instant results once the foliar spray has been applied.

A typical small-scale farmer would require only 2L for about half a hectare, giving the plant immediate access to the entire solution available in various volumes.

Important to note is the plant's tendency to extract large quantities of potassium from the soil, more than any other element and if grown continuously on the same soil, a potassium deficiency is likely to develop.

This fact is illustrated by the following example:

Each ton of fresh roots harvested contains about 3kg of potassium; with a production of 30 tons of roots per hectare, about 90kg of potassium is extracted from the soil. Therefore, continuous cassava production without adequate potassium fertilization can rapidly deplete soil reserves of this nutrient.

Although K is not a basic component of protein, carbohydrates or fats, it plays an important role in their metabolism. Potassium stimulates net photosynthetic activity of a given leaf area and increases the translocation of the photosynthates to the tuberous roots. This results in low carbohydrate levels in the leaves, further increasing photosynthetic activity

By using Mushe Cassava, the existence of the deficiencies associated with this particular crop will be eradicated taking the comprehensive nutrient supply of the product.

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TRIOMF STRAIGHTS
PRODUCT DESCRIPTION N% P% (P2O5) K% (K2O) S%
STRAIGHTS
UREUM GRANULAR 46% 46.00
UREUM PRILLS 46% 46.00
UREUM POLITAIN (G) 46% 46.00
UREUM "NITREX" 46.00
MAP 33 11.00 52.00
MAP 33+.75%Zn 11.00 52.00
DAP 38% 18.00 46.00
DAP 38% POLITAIN 18.00 46.00
KCL 60.00
KIESERITE
Ammonium Sulphate Fine 21.00 - - 24.00
Ammonium Sulphate Granular 21.00 24.00
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TRIOMF COMPOUNDS
PRODUCT DESCRIPTION N% P% (P2O5) K% (K2O) S%
NPK 17:17:17+S 17.00 17.00 17.00 3.00

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ORGANIC COATING
Reg. No: K9485

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THE RED FERTILIZER
Reg. No: K9484

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION N% P% (P2O5) K% (K2O) S%
NPK 17:17:17 17.00 17.00 17.00
NPK 15:15:15 15.00 15.00 15.00
NPK 12:24:12 12.00 24.00 12.00
NPK 22:10:16 22.00 10.00 16.00
PRODUCT DESCRIPTION N% P% (P2O5) K% (K2O) S%
NPK 17:17:17 17.00 17.00 17.00
NPK 15:15:15 15.00 15.00 15.00
NPK 12:24:12 12.00 24.00 12.00
NPK 22:10:16 22.00 10.00 16.00
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THE JOURNEY BEGINS
OPENING DOORS

In March 2014, TRIOMF RDC officially opened its headquarters in Kinshasa headed by Managing Director, Nicolaas du Plessis and Martin Lukaya M.W, who was appointed by the government as Deputy Managing Director. Together the duo set up the office and took care of recruiting the right people into the right places in a very short time.

JOURNEY BEGINS

Getting started: The TRIOMF RDC team during one of there earlier meetings. From left to right, Nada Kashema, Nicolaas du Plessis, Martin Lukaya M.W., Arnold Mbuku and Didier Mbadu (bottom left).

ADJUSTING TO THE DRC WAY OF LIFE

It was during this period that all the necessary preparation and adjustments took place like setting up the office and a "home away from home". Obviously a lot of acclimatisation took place as well as adapting to the "closed door" approach as adopted by the Congolese.

Relationship building also proved vital in building a cordial environment. Although a partnership with the government was securely in place, the locals remained sceptical and it was only after the launch of another DRC government initiative "Parc Agro de Industriel" in Bukanga Lonzo in July, which saw the people warming up to the idea. This was further encouraged by the arrival of containers at Boma which helped everyone in envisioning and realizing what was to follow.

It was during this groundbreaking week that the members of the team were introduced.

MEET THE TEAM

NICOLAAS DU PLESSIS
Arrived in February 2014 and has been responsible for overseeing all the operations in the DRC including Parc Agro in Bukanga Lonzo, the headquarters in Kinshasa as well as the Boma initiative. Alongside his deputy, he has helped in giving farmers and local a sense of belief in what TRIOMF RDC has to offer.

MARTIN LUKAYA M.W. – DEPUTY MANAGING DIRECTOR
As the main representative of the government in the company, Martin is responsible for gathering all the information regarding famers in the Kinshasa and surrounding areas as well as keeping in touch with them. He also took care of all the administrative tasks (in French) and made sure that all the construction permits needed to start building the factory in Boma were in place.

DIDIER MBADU – FREIGHT & CUSTOM OFFICER
As the customs and freight officer Didier handles all the customs department tasks, makes sure all the DGI, DGDA and all customs policies are respected. Also does all the vehicles insurances and is the direct contact with DGDA.

ARNOLD MBUKU – PROCUREMENT & SUPPLY CHAIN OFFICER
Appointed as the Procurement & Supply Chain officer, Arnold made sure that all the office equipment needs were taken care of including printers, paper, folders, pens etc. He is also in charge of all the procurement of equipment needed at Boma and Bukanga Lonzo.

Other responsibilities include:

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