Tanzania has a thriving economy, expanding by more than 6% annually. Alongside the economy, the population growth rate is also strong, which will challenge domestic food supplies.
"People think that farmers are unwise, that we only work with our hands. But that’s not true, we work with our brains,” says German farmer Thomas Kläber.
If yield levels don't continue growing, an area the size of most of Western Europe will have to be converted to farmland – releasing massive amounts of greenhouse gases (GHG).
True to tradition, the Yara Prize ceremony took place after the Alliance for a Green Revolution Forum (AGRF), just completed this year in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
In connection with World Water Week 2014, CEO Jørgen Haslestad announced Yara International's commitment to the UN Global Compact CEO Water Mandate.
“If it wasn’t for improved water administration, this area would have been a desert,” says Spanish farmer Salvador Garre Garcia from the Murcia region. While freshwater availability is a rapidly increasing global issue, farmers in Spain are already experts at adaptation.
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The major global gaps – and Yara’s response to these challenges – are presented in Yara´s Food & Climate magazine.