Agricultural activities have declined sharply as the rainy season draws to a close in most localities. Demand for fertilizer is therefore relatively low. Nevertheless, the supply of fertilizer is available to meet the needs of the vegetable farmers industry, which is being set up. Most of the available stocks belong to the State and the Nouvelle Société Cotonnière du Togo (NSCT). As for private companies, they are out of stock of fertilizer. Overall, Urea stocks are almost exhausted nationwide.
The fertilizer market is inactive as the vegetative state of most crops has passed the fertilizer application stage. Currently, prices have remained unchanged. These are prices that are charged throughout the crop year. Fertilizer prices are set for the following crops:
– For food crops, FCFA 12,500 per 50 kg bag for NPK 15-15-15 and Urea.
– For cotton, CFAF 14,250 per 50 kg bag for NPK 12-20-18 +5S +1B and CFAF 13,750 for Urea.
– For coffee, FCFA 12,500 per 50 kg bag for NPK 20-10-10.
Demand for fertilizer is therefore relatively low. Nevertheless, the supply, in terms of quantities, is still satisfactory to cover possible needs of latecomers and/or vegetable farmers. However, private companies have almost no stocks of fertilizers. Most of the available stocks belong to the State and the New Togo Cotton Company.