Farmers in Far West Nepal hit by chemical fertiliser shortage

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Farmers in Far West Nepal hit by chemical fertiliser shortage » Meroshare

Trouble is coming in bunches for farmers in far western Nepal. They have been hit by a chemical fertiliser shortage ahead of the wheat sowing season after suffering a disastrous paddy season when freak floods destroyed their standing crops last month.

Most farmers in the Far West sow their wheat crops in November after harvesting paddy, and a fertiliser crisis has prompted a frantic search for the vital inputs.

Due to escalating global prices, the government company responsible for supplying imported fertilisers has been having a hard time finding sources.

Last month’s unseasonal rains and floods damaged paddy crops worth Rs8.26 billion, the highest losses on record, according to the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock Development.

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