Uralchem Group announces that a shipment of 23,000 tonnes of fertilisers donated to Zimbabwe has been fully offloaded at Beira port in Mozambique. From there, the fertilisers will be transported by road to landlocked Zimbabwe.
The shipment, comprising potash and NPKS fertilisers, is the latest of the Group’s five humanitarian consignments sent to African nations to support productive and sustainable farming in order to alleviate the effects of an unprecedented global food crisis.
Since late 2022, Uralchem Group has contributed over 134,000 tonnes of fertilisers to the African continent, free of charge. The transport of more than 111,000 tonnes of this vital fertiliser has been facilitated by the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP). WFP has chartered vessels to transport the consignments from European ports and warehouses to Malawi, Kenya, Nigeria, and now Zimbabwe. The Group, in turn, has covered the sea freight and other delivery costs in agreement with recipient countries.
Uralchem Group has committed to donating approximately 300,000 tonnes of mineral fertilisers to developing nations facing severe food insecurity. 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:
Food security cannot be achieved without fertilisers as they ensure growth, resilience and productiveness of agricultural crops that are used to feed people around the world. As a major global producer and exporter of mineral fertilisers, and a company with a bold mission to help eradicate hunger, we do whatever we can to secure stable food supply in those parts of the planet that face food shortages. Agriculture is one of the key pillars of Zimbabwean economy and we are pleased to contribute to the development of the country’s food production capacity and the well-being of its people.
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.