Uralchem Group’s humanitarian consignment for Nigeria begins its sea journey from the EU

Uralchem Group’s humanitarian consignment for Nigeria begins its sea journey from the EU

Uralchem Group announces that a humanitarian shipment of over 34,000 tonnes of potash has been fully loaded onto a vessel in the port of Ventspils, Latvia, and is now en route to Nigeria. The delivery is again facilitated by the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), which chartered a bulk carrier to transport the fertiliser as part of UNCTAD-led efforts. As with the previous joint shipments, Uralchem Group covered the sea freight and other delivery costs.

The shipment for Nigeria is the Group’s fifth donation in a series of humanitarian deliveries of its fertilisers to Africa. Since late 2022, Uralchem Group has dispatched, free of charge, over 134,000 tonnes of fertilisers to the world’s second most populous continent. Over 111,000 tonnes from this amount were shipped in cooperation with WFP from European ports and warehouses — to Malawi, Kenya, Zimbabwe, and now to Nigeria. 

Uralchem Group is committed to donating approximately 300,000 tonnes of mineral fertilisers to developing nations to alleviate the unprecedented global food crisis and prevent crop losses in countries that face the risk of famine. The initiative also supports efforts to meet UN Sustainable Development Goal #2 — “End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture”.

Dmitry Konyaev, CEO of Uralchem JSC:

Fertilisers are the key element in ensuring food security on both national and global levels. Roughly half of the world’s population relies on food produced with the use of fertilisers. Nigeria, which is the most populated country in Africa, has been facing significant issues with its agricultural output, which has put at risk a large number of people, mostly in rural areas. As a company aiming to make sure that every person on this planet has access to food, we are grateful for the opportunity to help Nigerian farmers increase crop yields and mitigate food shortages.


Uralchem JSC (a part of the Uralchem Group) is one of the world’s largest producers and exporters of nitrogen and compound fertilisers. The Company’s production assets are located in Russia’s Kaliningrad Region, Kirov Region, Moscow Region and Perm Region.

Uralchem Group is a leading global producer of mineral fertilisers and chemical products. Its key assets include three major Russian companies — Uralchem JSC, PJSC Uralkali, and JSC TOAZ — with a cumulative production capacity of over 23 million tonnes. The number of people employed by the Uralchem Group is approximately 38,000.