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Agriculture Input and Commodity Price Bulletin - Aug 2022

Post date Tuesday, 6 December, 2022 - 13:21
Month(s) covered 2022-08
Document Type Report
Content Themes Agriculture
Sources FAO

Key Highlights:

  • Fuel shortages continue to persist in most governorates with a notable increase in the price of petrol in August 2022, The high prices coupled with fuel shortages and supply constraints are putting financial pressure on farmers since this is having knock-on effects on overall production costs for both crops and live-stock.
  • The shortage and the high cost of poultry, cattle and sheep fodder, coupled with the fragile veterinary services, remain a challenge for livestock keepers. In August 2022, the poultry sector suffered from heat waves and other factors such as limited access and availability to fuel and electricity.
  • Urea is no longer subsidized by the agricultural banks in the monitored governorates. In general, the price of urea in-creased to 2, 4 million SYP per metric ton from 1, 3 million SYP per metric ton, mainly due to an increase in the importation costs and the insurance value.
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