A recent report issued by the Agriculture Ministry's main task force from the Central Administration of the Affairs of the Directorates has revealed that the reserves of fertilizer for the summer season stands at 283,474 metric tons.
The total quantity of fertilizer the Agriculture Ministry received from fertilizer plants is approximately 1.2 million metric tons, the report said.
According to the report, however, over 2.2 million tons of fertilizer is needed for the summer.
The fertilizer will be used for an area of 8,458,000 acres, it added.
Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm