Sign up to get all the latest Careers and Education news delivered to you - - >
IADT Generic

Fertiliser Shortage and Agricultural Markets

Share this post

Fertiliser Shortage and Agricultural Markets


The future of fertilisers and food systems

Our latest analysis explores the influence of disruptions in fertiliser supply on global food prices. While short-term interferences in fertiliser supply can be mitigated by existing stocks, one scenario shows that prolonged shortages could increase global food prices by up to 6%, posing long-term threats to food security.

Possible impact of fertiliser shortages on global food prices

The right agricultural policies can help to secure food prices, while also reducing the sector's carbon footprint. In one scenario, the removal of fertiliser subsidies in India led to reduced domestic use, resulting in decreased agricultural production and exports. As a result, agricultural imports increased.

Although this would cause a modest increase in global food prices, it would substantially cut agricultural greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, highlighting the pivotal role of domestic policies in attaining global environmental sustainability goals. 

Change of GHG emissions based on fertiliser subsidies
Find out more

Fisheries subsidies data at your fingertips 


Governments typically use a wide range of policies to support their capture fisheries. The OECD Fisheries Support Estimate (FSE) database is a unique source of information on government support to capture fisheries, allowing policy makers and other actors to understand, compare and assess fisheries policies.

Our recent brochure provides more insights on what the FSE contains and what you can do with the data. 

Explore now
Brochure cover image: Fisheries subsidies data at your fingertips

Join the World Seed Congress


The International Seed Federation (ISF) is marking its 100th anniversary, bringing together seed professionals from around the globe for business discussions, innovative exhibitions, engaging panel sessions, and valuable networking opportunities.

On 27 May, tune in live to hear from OECD Trade and Agriculture Director Marion Jansen and engage in conversations that will shape the future of seeds and food security.

OECD © 2024, All rights reserved.

Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development

2 rue André-Pascal, 75775 Paris Cedex 16, France
Languages top
envelopemenu-circlecross-circle linkedin facebook pinterest youtube rss twitter instagram facebook-blank rss-blank linkedin-blank pinterest youtube twitter instagram