Uralkali announces that it is supporting the Action Africa: Thriving Farms, Thriving Future initiative founded by Yara.
This project, backed by the UN World Food Programme and a number of African industry associations and organizations, intends to provide local agricultural producers with mineral fertilizers and relevant digital solutions, and to offer information and agrochemical support to ensure food security amidst the global economic crisis in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Uralkali intends to make a significant contribution towards improving the farms efficiency in African countries, ensuring the demand for their products is met to the maximum potential and increasing their yield. It is also planned to strength the health and immunity of the local population through better nutrition and guaranteeing access for the most vulnerable population groups in Africa.
Dmitry Osipov, Uralkali CEO, commented:
Ensuring food security in Africa is one of the most pressing and urgent issues we are facing in the context of the current economic crisis and the coronavirus pandemic. We fully support the initiative of our colleagues at Yara and are planning to provide comprehensive support to farmers in Zambia, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Nigeria and Tanzania.