What is behind the EU’s fertiliser crisis?

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has sent the price of fertilisers skyrocketing in Europe. With prices for some types of fertilisers up by almost 150%, farmers are struggling to cover the costs of this crucial input for food production.

What has caused this fertiliser crisis the EU food sector is facing and what do Russia’s war and the sanctions taken in response to it have to do with it?

In this video explainer, EURACTIV takes a closer look at this key agricultural policy challenge.