Comprendre les enjeux de l'agriculture

Nitrogen use is increasing in sub-Saharan Africa relative to phosphate and potash, which would indicate progress in the “green revolution”. This is the result of a report published by Argus Consulting in collaboration with the International Fertilizer Development Center (IFDC). “The ratio of N, P and K use in sub-Saharan Africa indicates that the relative use of phosphate and potash decreased as nitrogen use increased, which is another sign of the ‘green revolution’, although it is a bad sign for balanced fertilization”. In addition to inputs, the report once again highlighted all the elements that hamper the development of the continent’s agricultural potential, namely poor soils, lack of infrastructure and technological tools, high input costs, lack of credit to agriculture and insecure land tenure. Since 2003, fertilizer consumption per hectare of arable land has increased by an average of 3% per year, reaching 16.2 kg/ha in 2016, according to the World Bank.

Source: CommodAfrica