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.
Balanced crop nutrition is a critical contribution to scaling up regenerative outcomes in the food sector and to reach the targets of international agreements.
Soils are the foundation of agriculture and our food system. Soil health is vital for robust crop production and sustainable farming.
EU policy asks
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.
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.
Fit for 55
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.
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.Download position paper (0.1 MB)
Through sustainable intensification, agriculture can provide an adequate supply of both food, fiber and biofuels.Download position paper (0.1 MB)
The principles of circular economy are an avenue to reducing waste, improving nutrient recycling, and establishing industry.Download position paper (0.2 MB)
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)
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)
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)
Tropical rainforest has been cleared to establish oil palm plantations, which continues to increase GHG emissions.Download position paper (0.2 MB)
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)
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)