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The Federal Government has blamed the high cost of fertiliser in the country to its inability to import Muriate of Potash (MOP), one of the major raw materials used for blending the farm inputs from Russia due to the ongoing war in Ukraine.

Of the four major raw materials being used in the blending of compound fertilisers (NPKs), urea and limestone are obtained locally, while Di-ammonia Phosphate (DAP) and Muriate of Potash (MOP) are sourced from Morocco and Belarus/Russia respectively. 

As a result of the conflicts between Russia and Ukraine, coupled with the restriction caused by Covid-19 pandemic, a huge gap was created, especially that of MOP – which is being sourced from – Belarus/Russia.

Source: The Skuup