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June 11, 2019

Uganda's Fertilizer Use Low At 2.5 kgs Per Hectare

“The low use of fertilisers must be rectified. In Uganda, we use an average of 2.5kgs per hectare. In the USA, they use 132kgs per hectare. The fertiliser projects at Osukuru Hills and Mwitanzigye (Lake Albert) must be expedited,” President Yoweri Museveni said in 2016.

However, for various reasons, a number of initiatives to increase the country's fertilizer manufacturing capacity and usage levels have faltered.

Uganda imported nearly 80,000 tonnes of fertilisers in 2018, up from 74,200 the year before and it is  expected to import nearly the same amount in 2019.

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