EBA Fertilizer

Quantifying laws and regulations for improved access to fertilizer

EBA fertilizer indicators measure laws and regulations related to the registration, import, and quality control of fertilizer products. They address factors important to companies importing and selling fertilizer products, farmers using quality fertilizer products to increase their productivity, and governments pursuing regulations that ensure the quality of products and effectiveness of fertilizer markets.

The team is currently collecting updated and expanded information for 80 countries around the world and will publish this data in 2019. For more information or to share your expertise, contact Arnau Gallard-Agusti (Team Leader), at ebafertilizer@worldbankgroup.org.

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Summary of Data Collected in 2016-2017

Click below for more detailed information about each country's laws and regulations on fertilizer.

Economy EBA Fertilizer - Rank EBA Fertilizer - DTF Fertilizer registration index (0 - 7) Time to register a new fertilizer product (days) Cost to register a fertilizer product (% income per capita) Quality control of fertilizer index (0 - 7) Importing and distributing fertilizer index (0 - 7)
Armenia 53 28.57 0.0 N/A N/A 2.0 6.0
Bangladesh 35 54.25 4.4 945 58.8 4.5 3.0
Benin 61 14.58 0.0 N/A N/A 0.0 3.5
Bolivia 45 39.29 1.0 N/A N/A 7.0 3.0
Bosnia and Herzegovina 1 96.16 6.0 31 0.5 7.0 7.0
Burkina Faso 56 23.21 0.0 N/A N/A 3.5 3.0
Burundi 42 41.67 3.0 No practice No practice 4.0 4.0
Cambodia 26 65.82 3.4 152 107.8 5.0 4.0
Cameroon 48 37.50 0.0 N/A N/A 3.5 6.0
Chile 54 26.79 0.0 N/A N/A 3.5 4.0
Colombia 8 81.58 6.0 45 7.8 6.0 4.0
Côte d'Ivoire 45 39.29 0.0 N/A N/A 5.0 6.0
Denmark 3 92.23 6.4 31 0.4 6.5 6.0
Egypt, Arab Rep. 33 56.76 4.4 314 19.8 1.5 3.0
Ethiopia 59 19.64 1.0 N/A N/A 4.5 0.0
Georgia 21 68.44 4.4 730 16.7 4.5 6.0
Ghana 34 55.44 3.4 231 377 5.0 2.5
Greece 9 81.57 7.0 186 2.4 6.5 3.0
Guatemala 10 80.36 4.8 113 1.2 7.0 3.5
Haiti 58 21.43 0.0 N/A N/A 0.0 6.0
India 18 69.59 5.0 804 17.1 3.5 7.0
Italy 6 85.09 6.0 450 11.2 6.5 6.0
Jordan 17 70.61 4.4 45 0.9 3.5 5.0
Kazakhstan 15 73.14 2.9 246 11.7 5.0 6.5
Kenya 43 41.07 1.5 N/A N/A 4.0 6.0
Korea, Rep. 14 74.05 4.5 459 25 4.0 7.0
Kyrgyz Republic 19 69.38 3.8 357 21.4 4.0 6.0
Lao PDR 27 65.70 3.4 No Data 0.5 5.0 3.0
Liberia 62 8.93 0.0 N/A N/A 0.0 2.5
Malawi 44 39.83 3.5 913 3030.5 4.5 3.0
Malaysia 50 33.93 0.0 N/A N/A 3.5 6.0
Mali 23 66.76 4.5 90 124.4 3.5 4.5
Mexico 24 66.62 6.0 765 11.5 4.0 4.5
Morocco 51 32.14 0.0 N/A N/A 5.5 3.5
Mozambique 47 38.93 3.4 No practice No practice 4.0 3.5
Myanmar 30 61.64 4.4 41 7.3 3.0 3.0
Nepal 41 45.46 3.4 1125 645.2 5.0 3.5
Netherlands 7 83.33 5.0 N/A N/A 6.5 6.0
Nicaragua 11 78.20 4.8 28 82.5 7.0 3.5
Niger 55 25.00 0.0 N/A N/A 3.0 3.5
Nigeria 31 57.79 4.0 225 6 3.0 3.0
Peru 52 30.36 0.0 N/A N/A 2.5 6.0
Philippines 22 67.52 4.4 134 9.2 4.5 3.5
Poland 2 93.76 7.0 60 15.7 6.5 6.0
Romania 28 64.67 4.8 1205 46.3 6.5 3.0
Russian Federation 20 69.18 4.8 330 59.6 3.0 6.0
Rwanda 38 52.58 1.9 730 2 4.0 4.5
Senegal 60 17.86 0.0 N/A N/A 1.0 4.0
Serbia 4 91.92 5.8 22 5.3 6.0 7.0
Spain 5 91.10 5.8 90 0 7.0 6.0
Sri Lanka 36 53.82 2.4 365 3.7 3.5 3.5
Sudan 56 23.21 0.0 N/A N/A 3.5 3.0
Tajikistan 49 36.79 2.3 No practice No practice 2.0 6.0
Tanzania 37 52.84 3.4 578 983.1 7.0 3.0
Thailand 16 71.65 5.4 100 2 4.5 3.5
Turkey 13 74.10 5.4 50 1.7 5.0 3.5
Uganda 40 46.75 3.4 663 215.3 4.0 2.0
Ukraine 32 57.62 4.8 325 845.8 3.0 6.0
Uruguay 25 65.88 4.0 11 12.6 4.5 3.0
Vietnam 12 74.87 6.0 15 5.2 5.0 3.0
Zambia 39 52.29 2.9 210 226.6 3.5 2.5
Zimbabwe 29 61.86 4.4 15 15.9 3.0 3.0