Use of Chemical Fertilizers in Nepal—Issues and Implications



This chapter presents relevant empirical evidence to improve the understanding of issues related to the uses of chemical fertilizers, another important production input for agricultural productivity growth. It analyzes the trends of fertilizer use and prices in the country and their distribution across regions and crops and discusses the key emerging patterns of fertilizer use growth and their returns. It then summarizes the policy implications of these patterns.



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Agriculture Input Corporation


Agricultural Projects Services Centre


Central Bureau of Statistics


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Enumeration areas


Food and Agriculture Organization


Integrated plant nutrient management system


Ministry of Agricultural Development


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Nepal Living Standard Survey


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  1. 1.International Food Policy Research InstituteWashington, DCUSA

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