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Uralkali joins Action Africa: Thriving Farms, Thriving Future initiative

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World Fertilizer,

Uralkali has joined the Action Africa: Thriving Farms, Thriving Future initiative founded by Yara.

The project, backed by the UN World Food Programme and supported by a number of African industry associations and organisations, 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 efficiency of farms in African countries, ensuring that demand for their products is met to the maximum potential and increasing their yield, in addition to strengthening 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 and join our colleagues at Yara in providing comprehensive support to farmers in Zambia, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Nigeria and Tanzania."

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