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Farmers rely on fertiliser to ensure they get a good yield from their crops, particularly when soils are depleted, as is the case in parts of the African continent. But the cost of fertiliser has been soaring, especially due to the Ukraine-Russia conflict, and it is taking its toll on the price of food.
In this episode of Africa Science Focus, we speak to Agnes Kalibata - the president of the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) - to find out what this means for consumers, and what countries can do to reduce their reliance on imported fertiliser.
This piece was produced by SciDev.Net’s Sub-Saharan Africa English desk.