Rwanda Clarifies Use of Chemical Fertilisers


Chemical fertilisers pose no threat to the environment but rather enhance food productivity, said the Agriculture minister following a warning that increase use may cause a major hazard in the long-run.

A woman watering soil to prepare the ground before planting cabbage in Thiaye, Senegal

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