Assessment of Fertilizer Distribution and Opportunities for Developing Fertilizer Blends: Mozambique

This evaluation assesses the availability, distribution, and suitability of fertilizers in Mozambique, focusing on staple crops in AGRA priority zones. Discussions with key stakeholders, literature review, and soil analysis data from various sources inform the assessment. Findings reveal limited fertilizer diversity and suboptimal formulations, particularly the prevalent use of the 12:24:12 formulation. Recommendations include aggregating soil data, supporting blender optimization, independent evaluation of fertilizer options, promoting step-wise entry strategies, and enhancing awareness among farmers and agronomists. Addressing fertilizer distribution bottlenecks is crucial for improving access to quality fertilizers for smallholder farmers.
Soil analysis, Smallholder farmers