From the beginning of 2021 until now, domestic fertilizer prices (including domestically produced industrial fertilizers and imported industrial fertilizers) have continuously increased, to the point that many agricultural analysts cannot explain why. , in addition to private traders, or fertilizer plants, price pins, price making, with a lot of tricks.
The more fertilizers increase, the more farmers suffer. That is a fact. If farmers “swing” with rising prices, then agricultural production may lose capital, or make no profit at all.
According to the Plant Protection Department, Vietnam uses an average of 10.2 million tons of industrial fertilizer per year. In addition, every year, about 16.88 million tons of organic fertilizers are produced by farmers themselves for use from available by-products in cultivation, animal husbandry, and agricultural product processing.
Now, the only way to “pull” the amount of 10.2 million tons of industrial fertilizer down, by farmers making their own organic fertilizer, increasing the number of 16.88 million tons of organic fertilizer. to reduce the cost of buying fertilizer. Only then can we grow, produce, and take the initiative in the amount of fertilizer for ourselves. And just like that, the price of industrial fertilizer will come down.
For a long time, our farmers have been used to using industrial fertilizers because of the advantages of increasing agricultural production when using these fertilizers. But industrial fertilizers have long-term effects on the soil, plant varieties, and especially, agricultural products that use a lot of industrial and inorganic fertilizers. These products are increasingly disliked by the consumer market, because it harms human health, it harms the living environment, and as such, it lacks competitiveness when consumers use agricultural products day by day. more intelligent.
I still remember, from the time of the resistance war against the French, even though I was young, I still know that Quang Ngai’s agriculture at that time was still developing with many difficulties, because the farmers were encouraged and supported by the government, only drawing pictures. to self-produce organic fertilizer for rice and crops.
At that time, in addition to the “Northern manure” composting movement, there was also a very active green manure movement. Farmers were self-sufficient in fertilizers for their fields, and the land at that time was very clean, there were no pesticides but only natural enemies to help farmers with pesticides, and organic fertilizers did well. land, while bringing clear benefits to farmers.
At that time, Quang Ngai was self-sufficient in food, and contributed food to feed troops for key battlefields such as the Central Highlands battlefield. Thousands of Quang Ngai people brought rice to the Central Highlands to feed their troops and defeat the enemy. Farmers at that time, knowledge of agriculture was not as good as now, production was mainly based on experience, but it was thanks to the proactive spirit in the four stages of “water, manure, need, seed” that were obtained. miraculous results.
Now, in order to actively produce organic fertilizers for themselves, farmers gain a lot of knowledge, many instructions on the information network, many favorable conditions to get the amount of organic fertilizer for plants, just right. contribute to nourishing the land, while saving the cost of buying industrial fertilizers.
The Departments of Agriculture and Rural Development in the provinces can completely help farmers to produce organic fertilizers by themselves, that is the best way to prevent the price of industrial fertilizers from increasing blatantly like today, and at the same time to keep the land. be fertile.