Uralchem and Uralkali (the Companies) announce that a humanitarian shipment of 20,000 MT of NPK is cleared to be loaded onto a World Food Programme (WFP) ship heading via Mozambique for Malawi as of the week commencing 21 November 2022.
We wish to thank the UN and the WFP, specifically Executive Director David Beasley, for their unwavering commitment to addressing the urgent food crisis facing developing countries due to a lack of fertiliser. We also express our gratitude to the governments of the Netherlands, Mozambique and Malawi for their cooperation. It is only by uniting NGO’s, governments, producers, exporters, logistical and financial institutions and local leadership that we can hope to avert catastrophe and provide stable food supply where it is needed the most. Fertiliser is the foundation on which sustainable growth and supply are based.
The Companies are committed to donating 260,000 MT of NPK to developing nations free of charge, including the costs of loading, shipping and insurance. The first shipment of NPK has already arrived in Togo for further distribution in Burkina Faso, and we are looking forward to the next shipment arriving in Malawi as soon as possible.
Dmitry Konyaev, Uralchem CEO:
As the world’s leading fertiliser producers, Uralchem and Uralkali believe it is time for everyone involved in solving the food security problem to come together. Access to the essentials of the food chain – which begins with fertiliser – should not be politicised. On the contrary, we must work hand in hand to ensure that supply remains uninterrupted. We believe fully in food security as a basic human right and we look forward to getting this shipment of NPK in the ground in time for the growing season so that the people of Malawi can enjoy a fruitful harvest in the spring.