Tanzania farmers distrust fertilizer quality, are less willing to pay for it

University of Illinois researchers examined fertilizer use in Tanzania. Credit: Anna Fairbairn. Smallholder farmers in Sub-Saharan Africa use fertilizer well below recommended rates, contributing to consistently low agricultural productivity. Farmers in Tanzania and Kenya, for example, apply just 13 kilograms of fertilizer per hectare, compared with 165 to 175 kilograms in India and Brazil. Low […]