01 Apr 2018


Shallots and onions are widely grown by farmers in Southeast Asian countries for home consumption, but more often, as cash crops. Field surveys undertaken by IPNI showed that fertilizers are used extensively for these crops, but little evidence-based information is available on how to fertilize these crops responsibly and profitably. Significant market development opportunities exist for onions that can be designed around sustainable 4R nutrient management.

Photo by Thomas Oberthür, IPNI Southeast Asia Program

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