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Comment: Opportunities and challenges in the GCC fertiliser market Dr Abdulwahab Al-Sadoun, secretary general, Gulf Petrochemicals and Chemicals Association (GPCA).

Comment: Opportunities and challenges in the GCC fertiliser market

The future of the fertiliser industry depends on our ability to provide goods and services that help feed the world, improve lives, and protect the environment, comments Dr Abdulwahab Al-Sadoun, secretary general, GPCA.

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