Growing more food, sustainably
The world's population is growing, and we will be 9 billion people by 2050. By then, we need to make 60% more food in the same land area. Achieving food security requires enough nutritious food available at affordable prices, at any time - wherever people live.
We have to improve agricultural productivity and farm performance, particularly in the regions most wanting of food. And we have to do so sustainably, not jeopardizing the food security of generations to come. Mineral fertilizers are essential to achieving food security: half the food consumed today originates from the use of fertilizers.
We can help optimize fertilizer application, to gain more yields through a balanced crop nutrition approach. Our crop nutrition solutions consist of application knowledge and precision farming tools, optimizing resource efficiency and farm profitability, while limiting emissions. Our nitrate-based low carbon fertilizers are highly effective and can reduce GHG emissions associated with fertilizer use for crop production by half.
We use fertilizer to
Provide nutrients not available in the soil
Replace nutrients removed at harvest
Balance nutrients for better quality and yield