Is agriculture succeeding in feeding the world?
Over the past fifty years, increases in global food production have fed billions more people. Yet an estimated 925 million people remain hungry, almost 1 in 7 people.
How do fertilizers contribute to food production?
Fertilizer use is currently responsible for approximately 50% of the worldâs food supply. By 2050, an estimated 70% more food will need to be grown to meet the needs of a growing population.
How do fertilizers contribute to boosting yields?
Fertilizer use has helped to dramatically increase global crop yields. According to the World Bank, low fertilizer use has contributed to Africaâs lagging agricultural productivity growth.
How can we increase food production in the future?
By 2050, 77% of future growth in crop production is expected to come from yield increases, with 14% from increased cropping intensity and 9% from bringing new land under cultivation. Fertilizer is a key input for increasing yields.
How can fertilizers help women farmers be more productive?
The FAO estimates that women farmers worldwide are 20-30% less productive than male farmers and one of the main causes is that they have less access to inputs. On family farms, the men use most of the fertilizers for their plots.