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Why do we need fertilizers?

about fertilizers

Fertilizers are much more than agricultural input:

by growing crops for human and animal consumption, they help provide essential calories, proteins, vitamins, minerals, dietary fiber, antioxidants and other bioactive compounds of importance for human nutrition and health.

They play a key role in reducing micronutrient deficiencies in people:

The fertilizer fortification of staple food crops with micronutrients (also known as agronomic biofortification) has alleviated deficiencies in zinc, selenium and iodine in communities around the world.

The fertilizer industry supports policies that link agriculture, nutrition and health, and the use of micronutrients where they are needed most.