November 17, 2020
Yara Asia wins sustainability award
"I was impressed with Yara because they have taken the lead in developing digital learning tools for precision farming,” said Mr Loh Boon Chye, Chief Executive Officer at Singapore Exchange (SGX) and one of the award judges.
Yara Asia competed with recognized and renowned companies like ING, Alstom and Wipak, and is honored to accept this award.
In celebration of receiving this inaugural award, Fernanda Lopes Larsen, Executive Vice President, Yara Africa & Asia expressed deep appreciation to the jury and judges for the recognition.
“We are honored to receive this award. Crop nutrition and the solutions we offer impact food and nutrition from earth to table"
"Our mission is to responsibly feed the world and protect the planet, so sustainability is at the core of everything we do in in Yara,” she stated.
Yara believes that agriculture can, and indeed must, be part of the climate solution. One of our key strategies to pursue sustainable value growth is developing climate-smart and high-yielding crop nutrition solutions for the world’s farming community and food industry.
“We are committed to developing a more sustainable food value chain and have taken the lead in developing digital farming tools that support both large commercial farmers as well as millions of smallholder farmers. The farmer is at the center of Yara’s efforts: for example, Yara’s FarmWeather application enables farmers around the world to deal with changing weather patterns due to climate change, while Yara’s FarmCare application makes comprehensive, crop-specific agronomic advice accessible for rice farmers. Technology enables us to digitally engage and support millions of farmers, and to improve the efficiency and sustainability of food production at scale,” Lopes Larsen continued.
“Specifically, in Singapore and Asia, we have significant resources dedicated to developing technology and digital solutions to address the major challenges facing global agriculture. Farmers around the world need better access to agronomic knowledge and markets, and Yara is committed to continue developing innovative, technology-driven solutions to empower them,” she concluded.
Yara Asia Pte Ltd, and its predecessor companies, have been doing business in Singapore since 1995.