Yara's Position Papers

A century in fertilizer production and food production has given us extensive knowledge about agriculture, resources use and the environment. We form our positions on various subject matters based on facts as we know them. Explore our list of position papers below.

Regenerative agriculture

Yara agronomist and farmer discussing regenerative agriculture practices

Balanced crop nutrition is a critical contribution to scaling up regenerative outcomes in the food sector and to reach the targets of international agreements.

Download position paper on RegenAg (pdf, 1.9 MB)

Soil health

Soil health

Soils are the foundation of agriculture and our food system. Soil health is vital for robust crop production and sustainable farming.

Download position paper on Soil health (pdf, 0.6 MB)

EU policy asks

Father and daughter in field using precision farming app on mobile

Europe must reduce its dependency on Russia for food and fertilizer. Therefore, to strengthen the European fertilizer industry, we join the European Parliament and other stakeholders in calling for an EU strategy for fertilizers.

Download position paper on EU Policy Asks (pdf, 0.8 MB)

Organic farming

Farmer practicing organic farming

Improving the environmental performance of agriculture is best achieved by combining organic nutrients, mineral fertilizers and best farming practices to optimize the use of existing farmland.

Download position paper on organic farming (pdf, 3.4 MB)

Fit for 55

Man and child walking on field

Fit for 55 is a part of the European Green Deal, which is the European Union’s sustainable growth strategy for a climate neutral Europe. Yara supports the EU climate ambitions and is actively working to decarbonize our industry in collaboration with companies and governments.

Download position paper on Fit for 55 (pdf, 1.7 MB)

Read our position on these topics:


Agriculture and climate

Agriculture is a major source of greenhouse (GHG) emissions, yet high-yield farming is part of the solution to climate change.

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Fossil free


Through sustainable intensification, agriculture can provide an adequate supply of both food, fiber and biofuels.

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Circular economy

Circular economy

The principles of circular economy are an avenue to reducing waste, improving nutrient recycling, and establishing industry.

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Farm to Fork strategy

Yara supports European farmers and backs the EU ambition of transforming the food system in Europe.

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Fertilizer use

We believe that balanced fertilization is a crucial element in best farming practices and essential to increased agricultural output.

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Genetically modified organisms

We see great potential to increase food production with current methods, but believe genetic modification of crops may be useful.

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Palm oil

Tropical rainforest has been cleared to establish oil palm plantations, which continues to increase GHG emissions.

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Plastic packaging materials

We commit to reducing the climate impact of our plastic packaging, and focus on optimizing its production, use, recyclability, and disposal.

Download position paper (1.4 MB)
Farmer ipad

Precision farming

Digital tools are crucial for enabling farmers and the food chain to achieve profitable and sustainable food production.

Download position paper (1.3 MB)

Water use efficiency

We have proved that good crop nutrition management can substantially reduce freshwater use in crop production.

Download position paper (0.1 MB)