REVIEW OF FERTILIZER USE BY CROP AND BY PRODUCT NIGERIA
This study assesses fertilizer use and consumption in Nigeria from 2015 to 2017. The study was commissioned by the AfricaFertilizer.org Initiative to update and provide the best estimates of national fertilizer consumption and Fertilizer Use by Crop (FUBC) statistics. The methodological framework involves collecting data from various stakeholders, both public and private, including fertilizer manufacturers, blenders, and NGOs, and surveying agricultural dealers. Primary and secondary data sources were categorized for analysis. The study also collaborated with the Ministry of Agriculture and the National Bureau of Statistics. Data was collected through interviews and structured questionnaires. The agricultural context in Nigeria is discussed, emphasizing the importance of the sector, cropping systems, agro-ecological zones, and agricultural policies. The fertilizer market in Nigeria is outlined, detailing the production, import, export, and apparent consumption of various fertilizer types. The study highlights the increase in fertilizer consumption due to enhanced production and government initiatives.
Fertilizer, Agricultural policies