Target No 1
By 2030, ensure sustainable food production systems and implement resilient agricultural practices that increase productivity and production; that help maintain ecosystems; that strengthen the capacity for adaptation to climate change, extreme weather, drought, flooding and other disasters; and that progressively improve land and soil quality.
Measures being taken
Thanks to the Samoilov Research Institute for Mineral Fertilizers and Insectofungicides (NIUIF) and the Company's Innovation Centre, PhosAgro implements projects aimed at improving the effectiveness of its mineral fertilizers and reducing the environmental impact caused by their production and use. These projects are being carried out in partnership with Russia's leading research institutes and the Russian Academy of Sciences.
In order to make our production greener, our enterprises are implementing a two-step dihydrate/hemihydrate process for the production of wet-process phosphoric acid, and we have introduced technologies for the co-processing of waste and the production of PKS/NPKS fertilizers.
To improve the quality of harvests and stabilise the level of agricultural production in high-risk farming areas, PhosAgro is experimenting with upgrading fertilizer formulas through the introduction of meso- and micro-elements and is using special additives to improve product characteristics. In addition, we are developing fertilizers with features that include controllable nutrient recovery, durable effect and nitrogen protection, as well as bio- and organic mineral fertilizers and niche agricultural chemicals such as deficiency correctors and biological stimulants.
Target No 2
Increase investment, including through enhanced international cooperation, in rural infrastructure, agricultural research and extension services, technology development and plant and livestock gene banks in order to improve agricultural productive capacity in developing countries and especially in the least developed countries.
Measures being taken
Together with leading national and international agricultural institutes, PhosAgro Group is studying the properties of, and methods for improving the efficiency of, mineral fertilizers in order to provide the planet's growing population with safe food, to keep soils fertile and clean, to increase yields and to ensure stable agricultural production in high-risk farming areas.
Research results are communicated to farmers in Russia, France, Germany, Italy, Serbia, Poland, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Brazil and other countries by organising joint meetings and presentations, participating in exhibitions and international conferences on soil fertility conservation and through publications in industry and professional media. Moreover, we use the results of our research to prepare recommendations for agricultural producers on the effective and safe use of mineral fertilizers.
In 2019, PhosAgro completed its test plan in full with the participation of its partners, leading research institutes such as SGS, DLG Fieldtrade, the ABS Foundation, the MT Foundation, Agricola 2000 and others, representing countries in Europe and Latin America. A total of over 80 experiments were carried out on 14 popular crops.
In 2019, PhosAgro successfully held 15 Field Days in Russia, Poland and France. You will find more details in the Company's press release and on the website dedicated to the 2019 PhosAgro Field Days.