Yara's core business of fertilizer production is intimately connected with agricultural productivity and food production. The role of fertilizers in food production is usually underestimated. Fertilizers are food for plants. Just as we need essential minerals and nutrients for strong, healthy growth, so do the world's crops.
Fertilizers replace the nutrients that crops remove from the soil. Without the addition of fertilizers, crop yields would be significantly reduced. That’s why mineral fertilizers are used to supplement the soil’s nutrient stocks with minerals that can be quickly absorbed and used by crops.