Can the World Feed Itself? Historic Fertiliser Crunch Threatens Food Security

For the first time ever, farmers the world over all at the same time are testing the limits of how little chemical fertiliser they can apply without devastating their yields come harvest time. Early predictions are bleak.

n Brazil, the world’s biggest soybean producer, a 20% cut in potash use could bring a 14% drop in yields, according to industry consultancy MB Agro. In Costa Rica, a coffee cooperative representing 1,200 small producers sees output falling as much as 15% next year if the farmers miss even one-third of normal application.

https://www.independent.ie/business/farming/news/farming-news/can-the-world-feed-itself-historic-fertiliser-crunch-threatens-food-security-41606512.html Can the World Feed Itself? Historic Fertiliser Crunch Threatens Food Security

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