BD to import 1.4m mts fertilizer


MNA Business Desk: Bangladesh will import 1.4 million tonnes (mt) of fertilizer from Tunisia Saudi Arabia and Morocco during the 2017-18 fiscal year to meet the demand of farmers, an official document of the Ministry of Agriculture reveals, reported news agency.

According to the document, the Agriculture Ministry has set a requirement of 1.5 million mt fertiliser on the basis of a countrywide field survey conducted by the Department of Agricultural Extension (DAE).

Of the total 1.5 million (m), the survey shows, the country will need 650,000 mts TSP fertiliser and 850,000 mts DAP fertiliser.

The Agriculture Ministry has also finalised a plan to collect the required fertiliser both through import and domestic production.