Fertilizer has enormous potential to help Sub-Saharan Africa achieve food security. But its farmers use less fertilizer than anywhere in the world. So far it has proved too expensive for many smallholders, and in some cases its misuse has actually led to the deterioration of soil fertility. To reverse this trend and to encourage the optimum use of fertilizer, lessons must be learned from past experience.
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