A Kenyan farmer holds livestock manure that he will use to fertilize crops, due to the increased cost of fertilizer that he says he now can’t afford to purchase. Photo: AP
A Kenyan farmer holds livestock manure that he will use to fertilize crops, due to the increased cost of fertilizer that he says he now can’t afford to purchase. Photo: AP
Ukraine

Ukraine war: Russian invasion worsens fertiliser crunch, risking global food supplies

  • Higher fertiliser prices are making the world’s food supply more expensive and less abundant, as farmers skimp on nutrients for crops and get lower yields
  • Squeeze on food supplies will have greater affect on poorer countries, and comes as March’s world food-price index reached its highest level since it started in 1990

A Kenyan farmer holds livestock manure that he will use to fertilize crops, due to the increased cost of fertilizer that he says he now can’t afford to purchase. Photo: AP
A Kenyan farmer holds livestock manure that he will use to fertilize crops, due to the increased cost of fertilizer that he says he now can’t afford to purchase. Photo: AP
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