Our opinions

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.

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 EU Policy Asks position paper (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)

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)

Read our position on these topics:

Farmland

Agriculture and climate

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

Download position paper (0.1 MB)
Fossil free

Biofuels

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

Download position paper (0.1 MB)
Circular economy

Circular economy

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

Download position paper (0.2 MB)
medium-potatoes

Farm to Fork strategy

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

Download position paper (0.1 MB)
Fertilizer

Fertilizer use

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

Download position paper (0.2 MB)
medium-_Tomato

Genetically modified organisms

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

Download position paper (0.2 MB)
medium-nuts

Palm oil

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

Download position paper (0.2 MB)
Humidity

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)