There is very low fertilizer use in Sub-Saharan Africa

January 14, 2015

SSA displays a combination of high soil nutrient deficits and very low fertilizer use. The region accounts for only 3% of global fertilizer consumption, a figure which has stagnated over the past two decades. 


Zoé Druilhe and Jesús Barreiro-Hurlé, "Fertilizer subsidies in sub-Saharan Africa," ESA Working paper No. 12-04 July 2012 Agricultural Development Economics Division Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.
[verified 4/15/14]


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