Challenges in Assessing Fertilizer Consumption And Fertilizer Use By Crop In Ghana 2010-2013 (2014)

[2014] This reports presents the 2011-2013 update of discussion on Fertilizer Use by Crop ( FUBC) in Ghana from 2011 to 2013.  Investigations on the status of fertilizer application to various crops have been made in view of the continuous reduction in soil fertility. 

In 2012, a total of 471,135 tons of different types of fertilizer were imported into Ghana for agriculture use, accounting for the largest volume of imports during the period and representing an increase of 84% over 2011. There was however, a decline of 21% in 2013 to 370,051 tons.  Fertilizer exports from the country declined by 32.2% in 2011 to 33.628 tons in 2012. It however, increased 16 % to 39,023 tons in 2013.
The year 2012 recorded the highest apparent consumption of 374,025 tons which shows an increase of 188 percent compared with 2011 (129,951 tons). However, in 2013 apparent consumption declined by 18 percent.

Source:IFDC

Author Name: IFDC

Publication Date: 11-2014

Language: English

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