On April 25, 2004, the Emir of Qatar officially opened QAFCO-4, the world's largest fertilizer factory, and with it, further cemented the relationship between Yara and QAFCO.
On July 1, 2004, Yara opened its new world-class CO2 purification and liquefaction plant in Dormagen, Germany. This strengthened Yara's position as the largest producer and distributor of CO2 to the European food and beverage market.
In marking its centenary, Yara reaffirmed a deep commitment to African development through its contribution to an African Green Revolution to combat hunger and increase food production on the continent.
In a further move to expand its global operations, Yara entered into a partnership with the Russian fertilizer producer, OAO Minudobreniya ("Rossosh").
As part of its strategy to strengthen its position in Asia and Oceania, Yara acquired a 30 percent stake in Burrup Holdings Pty Ltd.
In 2005 Yara celebrated its first century of accomplishments and set a clear ambition for the next to take the lead in shaping a more sustainable industry.
Yara increased its indirect ownership in the Chilean specialty fertilizer company, SQM, to 24.9 percent in 2005, strengthening the relationship between the two companies.
In late January 2005, Yara opened the world's largest AdBlue® plant in the Netherlands to produce its own version of AdBlue, called Air1®.
On May, 20, 2005, Yara International and Akzo Nobel signed a global marketing cooperation agreement, another step toward providing customers with a complete plant nutrient portfolio.