Promoting agricultural trade and development in Africa
Yara International, a Norwegian-based fertilizer supplier, committed to an innovative way to tackle food shortages in Tanzania and Mozambique. Research shows that with better access to fertilizer, Africa's food production could be tripled. In these countries, the current ports systems are highly ineffective, with shipments of fertilizer taking 3-4 times longer to clear customs and be delivered to the farmers than in other ports.
To overcome this barrier to trade, Yara established a holding warehouse which has the ability to streamline effective distribution and make fertilizer available to farmers year round. Yara also plans to implement the project in various locations in Africa.