Many Countries Reaching Diminishing Returns in Fertilizer Use

by Lester R. Brown

Jan 8, 2014
The big three grain producers -- China, India, and the United States -- account for more than half of world fertilizer consumption. In the United States, the growth in fertilizer use came to an end in 1980. China's fertilizer use climbed rapidly in recent decades but has leveled off since 2007. In contrast, India's fertilizer consumption is still on the rise, growing 5 percent annually.
Many Countries Reaching Diminishing Returns in Fertilizer Use
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