Haiti – Agriculture: Towards a significant drop in the price of fertilizers for farmers?
With the aim of lowering the price of fertilizer on the local market, Patrix Sévère, the Minister of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Rural Development held a meeting at the Ministry with officials of agricultural cooperatives.
During this meeting, Minister Sévère discussed the price of fertilizer on the local market and pleaded in favor of a significant drop in the price of these fertilizers so that the farmers could buy them at 1,000 gourdes per bag. Stressing that there was already a stock of fertilizer currently flowing on the market at this price while in some places the farmers still buy the bag of fertilizer up to 3,600 gourdes.
For their part, the leaders of the agricultural cooperatives expressed their concern fearing with such a low price, to suffer a considerable loss of their income and to run out of business. Faced with this eventuality, they asked to be assured of the support of the Ministry of Agriculture.
In addition to the Minister's desire to allow farmers access to fertilizers at a relatively low price, Sévère also makes the quality of fertilizer a priority and a requirement.
HL / HaitiLibre