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Growing Concerns of Fertiliser Shortages In Africa Worrying – Akufo-Addo



President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has said the growing concerns of fertiliser shortages across Africa including Ghana are very worrying.

He said Ghana’s maize and soy production could be affected adding “our poultry industry could suffer greater shocks.”

The president sounded the alarm while opening the 22nd Academy of African Business and Development Conference (AABD) at the University of Professional Studies in Accra on Wednesday (18 May).

He said the crisis in Ukraine has compromised the food security of Africa not only by the disruption of commodity import but also by the unavailability of fertiliser for crops.

Clarion call

Akufo-Addo said the current derangement in the global commodities market, supply chains and logistics should represent a clarion call for Africa to rise up and stand on her own feet.

He said Africans must, therefore, take advantage of the historic opportunity that the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) presents as it provides both impetus and catalyst for much needed sustainable development adding that “the time to pursue the path of prosperity and self-respect for our nations and continent is now.”


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