The war in Ukraine impacts the prices of fertilizers that are key to Brazil

Farmer Claudio Zeni’s attention is divided between global geopolitics and tending to his 15-hectare property in Capitão Leônidas Marques, in the southern Brazilian state of Paraná, where he plants soybeans, corn, and wheat, and raises 25 oxen.

“We keep one eye on the crops and the other on the global scenario. After all, those in agriculture depend on the import of fertilizers. We know there is a shortage of these products on the international market,” he says.

Although Brazil is one of the largest agricultural producers in the world, its supply chain is truly global, with the nation importing…

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