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Fertilizer shortage will increase Mexico's food dependence

Updated Apr 18, 2022
The lack of fertilizers and technological packages in the Mexican countryside will generate greater food imports, according to the Mexican Union of Agrochemical Manufacturers and Formulators (UMFFAAC) and Crop Protection, Science and Technology PROCCYT. "(It) will deepen the country's food dependence, the increase in their prices and will further affect the economy of agricultural producers, who are suffering from the rise in fertilizer prices without the government providing them with access to this fundamental input for crop productivity”, warned UMFFAAC and PROCCYT in a statement. In January of this year alone, corn was imported for 410 million dollars (mdd), which represented an increase of more than 25% compared to the same month of 2021, when the figure was 305 million dollars. During the first half of 2021, Mexico imported 30% of fertilizers from Russia, so the conflict with Ukraine may limit the global supply of these inputs by up to 25%, warned the president of the ...

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