COTE D’IVOIRE: The fertilizer market is improving in the North with the commencement of the rains and the beginning of the growing season. In the south, the intensity of trade in cocoa fertilizer NPK 0 23 19 is decreasing, as the first favorable period of fertilizer application is almost complete. The general trend of price developments is stability. Read more
GHANA: The Ministry of Food and Agriculture held a meeting with participating fertilizer companies to review the half year performance of these companies. It came to light that companies tasked to blend the new formulations have not push enough to the northern regions. These companies promise to put in extra efforts to move the fertilizer products to the northern sector as their contribution in making 2019 PFJ programme implementation successful. Read more
MALI: the rainy season began slowly with some rains in agricultural areas. The fertilizer market is relatively low in terms of volumes purchased, but the players are busy increasing their stock to meet the strong demand for the rice and market gardening sectors. The smallholder farmers have already begun to plow and sow their fields. State subsidies for this growing season are still in force for fertilizers such as DAP, NPK and Urea and are expected to continue over time. Read more
NIGER: CAIMA is the government institution in charge of fertilizer procurement in Niger. CAIMA buys its fertilizer by tender and distributes through its outlets located in the 8 regions of Niger. Until the 2019 campaign, the government was applying an untargeted subsidy through CAIMA.
Since the beginning of this campaign and the non-subsidized price announcement by CAIMA, the demand for fertilizer has dropped drastically. This, combine with other eligibility criteria set by CAIMA to its authorized distributors, has favored the import of fertilizers from neighboring countries (Nigeria, Mali and Benin) by the private sector. The prices of private distributors are significantly below the price of CAIMA that producers consider too expensive.
NIGERIA: Report has it that all over the country there is increase in the sales volume of fertilizer which is expected since we are entering fully into the raining season. Although fertilizers are available in the market but farmers are complaining of the price of the fertilizers and are seeking for reduction in the price of the product. Read more
SENEGAL: The fertilizer market has begun to be active. Permanent and seasonal retailers have placed significant orders with production plants and importers to meet the expected strong demand. Read more
: Driven by well-distributed rainfall since mid-April, average to above-average Season B harvests are expected in May/June, including in localized areas of Kirundo, where Season A crops failed in March, and in the southern and eastern lowlands, where April rainfall was below average. Read more
: Many crop farmers in Kenya are counting losses as the country's weather oscillates from one extreme to another. The worst affected are potato and tomato farmers as the two crops are highly sensitive to weather changes, especially when grown in the open field. Read more
: The harvest is coming to an end in all regions and farmers who grow cash crops like maize and tobacco are still selling. Some farmers are cultivating irrigated crops. Fertilizer prices are changing as suppliers are receiving new stock. This is especially for NPK and CAN. The sales volume of NPK is increasing more than CAN because it is being used for irrigated crops. Read more
: In general, the prices of both NPK and Urea registered no change from last month, but the sales volume is increasing significantly. In term of availability of stock, according to wholesalers, there is enough stock to satisfy the demand. Read more
: Prices have slightly increased in some part of the country, as they are fixed by the government under the subsidy program that covers crops like maize, wheat, beans, soybeans, bananas, Irish Potatoes, cassava, fruits and vegetables and target all categories of farmers. The season 2019 B which started some few months ago impacted on the fertilizer purchases as farmers are now topdressing their crops in anticipation of a bountiful harvest. Read more
: There was low usage of fertilizers in June as farmers are harvesting in most parts of the country. Read more
: Average to above-average rainfall in May has significantly improved crop growing conditions in central and eastern Uganda. However, planting was four to six weeks late and below-average acreage was cultivated in Teso, Lango, and Acholi sub-regions and in parts of northeastern Uganda. Crops are widely in the early vegetative growth stage in these areas. In the southwest and parts of Central Region, crops have advanced to the reproductive stage. Read more
: Finance Minister Margaret Mwanakatwe says the distribution of Agro inputs under the Farmer Input support program FISP using the E-voucher has been infiltrated by fake Agro dealers who are siphoning money from the government. She said the government has so far paid out 69 million Kwacha under the E-voucher for the 2018/2019 farming season. She however assured agro-dealers and farmers that the government will not delay the distribution of inputs and fertilizers under the 2019-2020 farming season. Read more