Uralchem JSC, one of the world’s largest producers and exporters of nitrogen, potash and сomplex fertilisers (hereinafter, the Company), will make a gratuitous shipment of its products (urea or NPK fertilisers) to Africa. This step will be part of the Company’s contribution to global food security. The decision to launch this humanitarian project was made in the wake of the Memorandum of Understanding between the Russian Federation and the UN Secretariat on assisting the promotion of Russian food and fertilisers to international markets, which was signed in Istanbul, Türkiye, on 22 July 2022.
The project pursues UN Sustainable Development Goal No 2 (End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture) and provides at this stage for the first humanitarian shipment of a 25 thousand tonne batch to the port of Lome in the Togolese Republic.
Dmitry Konyaev, Uralchem CEO, commented:
Amid this complicated geopolitical situation, which has significantly affected global market conditions for production and consumption of fertilisers, Uralchem is ready to provide support to agricultural producers in Africa by making a free shipment of some of our base and advanced products.
As a key industry player, we understand how important it is to support agriculture, both in our domestic market and in Africa, which is having a very hard time weathering through this economic crisis.