The question was about where will you find all fertiliser to support agriculture. Is danakil bassin is a place to think about?
 
Dear Francois
 
Thank you for your interest in the Agricultural Growth Program.  This program seeks to increase productivity through a number of integrated approaches, including infrastructure development (small scale irrigation, access roads, markets), technology transfer, improved market linkages and institutional strengthening.  Clearly access to inputs, including fertilizers, is important.  Under the program there are numerous fertilizer trials which demonstrate the impact of improved soil nutrient management.  We are also supporting the government's soil mapping initiative which will provide valuable information on soil nutrient deficiencies. The project works closely with cooperatives, which are the primary distribution channel for fertilizers.  We are also considering a request to support government on increasing fertilizer supplies, including benefiting from local sources. 
 
regards
Andrew Goodland
Team leader for AGP
 
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Andrew Goodland
Senior Agricultural Economist
Ethiopia Country Office
The World Bank
Tel: + 251 (0)11 517 6060 (Office), 
+ 251 (0) 932 097 554 (Mobile)
Email: [email protected]
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