Food and Nutrition Security


Fertilizers are used across the globe to support sustainable agricultural production, and it is estimated that half the food we eat is produced thanks to mineral fertilizers.

Food security exists when all people, at all times, have physical, social and economic access to sufficient, safe and nutritious food. However, the Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations (FAO), estimates more than 8.9 percent of the world population (690 million people) were undernourished in 2019.

The challenge is to increase harvests of nutritious food, while reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. The fertilizer industry recommends prioritizing sustainable intensification (growing more food on the same amount of land with reduced effects on the environment) as one of the most resource-efficient solutions to managing land use and avoiding further deforestation.

COVID-19 and Beyond: Responsible Plant Nutrition for Food Security and Human Health

COVID-19 and Beyond: Responsible Plant Nutrition for Food Security and Human Health

A look at the role of responsible plant nutrition for improving food security and human health through agricultural transformation.

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IFA Publications

Fertilizers and their Efficient Use Fertilizers and their Efficient Use
Nutrient Management Handbook Nutrient Management Handbook