Because fertilizer has been subsidized to such a degree, there has been no incentive for the private sector to build either a fertilizer distribution system or a retail sales network. Therefore, fertilizer often fails to reach the smallholder farmers who need it the most.
A voucher program in Nigeria is helping ensure that fertilizer reaches targeted smallholder farmers while building business for rural agro-dealers and transparency in the distribution chain.
Read the full article from the Daily Trust.
For more information, visit the Nigeria Fertilizer Voucher Program description.