Sri Lanka: Farmers anger grow over agrochemical import ban

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The Sri Lankan government has banned chemical fertiliser imports to save millions of dollars a year.

The ban is part of a government clampdown on what it calls non-essential imports during a serious foreign currency crisis.

But farmers say the hoped-for savings will be challenged by food shortages

Al Jazeera’s Minelle Fernandez reports from Uva, Sri Lanka.

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