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Fertilizer shortages and food shortages are on the rise. Previous posts on this sounded a warning: A global food crisis is brewing Rising food prices are going to be a global catastrophe and few people are working to stop it Food prices hit a new high in March, according to the United Nations agency Reuters now with this article: Nigeria had to buy emergency supplies of Canadian potash in April after the country was unable to import key fertilizer from Russia due of the impact of Western sanctions, said the head of Nigeria’s sovereign investment authority, the NSIA. Uche Orji, the head of the NSIA, declined to comment on the prices. However, spot prices are now up more than 250% for deliveries to West Africa compared to last year, according to commodity pricing agency Argus Media, carrying a new blow to the country’s finances.


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