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Policy issues for long-term growth of fertilizer use in Bangladesh

This paper discusses policy issues relevant to sustained rapid growth in Bangladesh's fertilizer consumption. The second section is an overview of fertilizer consumption as it has evolved over the years. It also provides a comparative perspective on…

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Fertilizer development and price in international perspective

Fertilizer use in Bangladesh exceeded 540,000 metric tons of nutrients in 1983/84 and 1985/B6. In 1984/85 it reached 596,311 tons. In terms of materials, this was more than 1.26 million metric tons. Thus from 1983/84 to 1985/86 applications of…

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Agronomic and environmental constraints on fertilizer effectiveness

For the average farmer in Bangladesh, the use of chemical fertilizer is most effective and profitable when he possesses technical knowledge about soil conditions, pesticides, and the importance of timing and balance in fertilizer application rates.…

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Fertilizer consumption, pricing, and foodgrain production in Bangladesh

Rice and wheat occupy about 83 percent of the cropped area in Bangladesh, yet the country has to meet nearly one-tenth of its consumption of cereals through imports. It is well known that in Bangladesh, the potential for increasing food production…

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Supply and distribtion of fertilizers in Bangladesh

The availability of fertilizers "at the right time, in the right quantity, and at the right places" is considered crucial to expanding agricultural production through increasing fertilizer use. Even if farmers are aware of the benefits of fertilizer…

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Three notes on fertilizer subsidy removal in Bangladesh

Consumption of chemical fertilizer has increased rapidly in Bangladesh over the last 20 years. Average application rates remain low, but coverage is quite extensive. Most cereal crops, as well as some noncereal food and nonfood crops, receive at least…

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Strategic Issues in Food Production in Sub-Saharan Africa

This book starts with the premise that African food problems must and can be solved in large part by increased national food production. That this premise is clearly shared by the political leadership of African nations is demonstrated in numerous…

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Food Price Policy and Equity

Policies for food are much more relevant to equity considerations than policies for most other commodities. Not only is food essential for survival, but the poor spend a higher proportion of their income on food than the rich. A change in the price of…

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