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Mineral fertilizers are crucial for sustaining life on this planet, feeding crops, farming, people, European economy and a sustainable future.

 
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At The Roots of Life

Mineral fertilizers are truly at the roots of life, feeding crops, people, farming, European economy and a sustainable future.

Each year, the European fertilizer industry transforms millions of tonnes of naturally occurring raw materials such as air, natural gas and mined ores into products primarily based on the three essential nutrients nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium, which plants need to grow to their full potential. In order to provide consumers with high quality, nutritious, diverse and sustainably produced food, the highest quality plant nutrients are required.

Feeding Crops

Balanced plant nutrition is key to increasing crop yields and optimizing production. Plants receive their nutrients from both mineral fertilizers and organic sources. Nutrients are removed from the soil with every harvest. Mineral fertilizers balance and supplement organic sources, felling the gap between nutrients from the soil and crops’ nutrient needs. In this way mineral ensure that plants grow to their full potential.

Feeding People

Today, fertilizers help feed around 50% of the global population. The UN estimates that the world’s population will continue to grow, reaching 8.6 billion by 2030 (up from 7.6 billion today). In other words, the world needs to find a way to feed an extra population the size of Germany every year. High quality fertilizers will be crucial to helping sustain productivity to meet the increasing demand for food while using scarce natural resources more efficiently.

Feeding Farming

European farmers are expected to produce high quality food while minimizing environmental impact and maintaining profitability. EU Fertilizer industry works hand-in-hand with European farmers to deal with multiple challenges and ensure productive yields by providing quality products, supply security, tailor made solutions and environmental benefits.

Feeding European Economy

The fertilizer sector is a net contributor to the European economy, generating EUR10.2bn value added across the EU and providing high-skilled jobs for 75,800 Europeans. The EU fertilizer industry is leading the way towards a fully circular economy, building synergies with sectors such as oil refineries and nylon producers. Already today, the fertilizer sector converts around 10 million tonnes of ammonium sulphate and sulphur into basic fertilizers annually.

Feeding a Sustainable Future

Feeding Life 2030 vision aims to find solutions that answer the question of how to continue feeding a growing population while doing so in a more energy and environmentally efficient way. The deployment of more knowledge per hectare, promotion of circular economy and the use of ammonia as a carbon free energy carrier are what our industry sees as key solutions.

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FROM TWITTER

#FeedingLife

" #Smartfarming is the future of farming" said @hjaruissen today at high level event on EU #agriculture. This is also the vision of EU #fertilizer industry. Digitalisation in farming will optimize fertilizer application & increase yields while reducing environmental impacts.

The ambition of the study is to contribute to improving efficient N use in #food production and to decrease the environmental impact of our #agriculturalsytems. The proposed indicators are suitable for setting realistic targets and monitoring of progress.
https://t.co/Xis5cYNcdv

How will #farming and #fertilizer use evolve in the next ten years in Europe?

Discover it in Fertilizers Europe annual forecast of food, farming and fertilizer use

👉 https://t.co/IbcI3Q9tuD

Balanced plant nutrition is a vital element of sustainable crop & soil management.
There are 17 most important nutrients for plants. 1 nutrient alone cannot deliver sufficient yield & crop quality.
Discover the main nutrients used by farmers in EU https://t.co/xSw8CPKcUa

#Fertilizer industry ready to step up to ambitions set in the #EUGreenDeal to move towards more sustainable agricultural production and low-carbon economy.
Policies need to ensure a level playing field & take account of the carbon leakage.
Press Release https://t.co/cwAl0iVbMW

Prof. Miguel Quemada, Madrid University, presents at #IFSConf the recent paper issued by the EU #nitrogen Expert Panel.

➡️ Economic and environmental #farm performance can be improved through Nitrogen Use Efficiency.

Press release here:
https://t.co/XB8JSdcv6P

Healthy soils are a prerequisite for sustainable #agriculture. Ensuring balanced crop nutrition is a vital element of #sustainable crop & #soil management.

#WorldSoilDay
More👉https://t.co/HB50Kpi97t

The Agri-Food Chain Coalition is united in their call for #sustainable, solution-orientated and #innovative policy framework that benefits the EU citizens and help Europe achieve the #SDGs.
Read more👉https://t.co/amCKJXPQRe
#AgriFoodEU

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