IFDC Report, Volume 9, No. 3
This report highlights the key points addressed by Amar Jit S. Sodhi, an Agricultural Economist at the World Bank, during his presentation to a marketing training group. Sodhi discussed the progressive moves made by some developing nations towards eliminating government control of fertilizer marketing, emphasizing the importance of developing modern and effective marketing systems. Drawing on the examples of India and Nigeria, Sodhi highlighted how reducing the government's role can encourage establishing commercial fertilizer systems and improve fertilizer use efficiency. The report also mentions the historical evolution of the fertilizer marketing systems in India and Nigeria, government interventions, and recent efforts to commercialize fertilizer marketing. Sodhi's extensive experience in agriculture and economics provided valuable insights to the participants, focusing on achieving self-sufficiency in food production and increasing agricultural yields through improved fertilizer strategies.
Food production, Phosphate minerals, Soil fertility