Visions for Agriculture
Yara played a key role in the 18-month-long process leading up the launch of the ambitious “New Vision for Agriculture” roadmap at the 2011 World Economic Forum in Davos. This new roadmap aims to unleash the power of agriculture to drive food security, environmental sustainability and economic opportunity.
Championed by Yara along with 16 other global companies in the fertilizer, agricultural and food sectors, it calls for concerted and better coordinated actions between the public and private sectors and civil society.
Yara has a defined set of sponsoring guidelines for all levels of the organization. First and foremost, the company supports activities and organization with the common ambition of contributing to solutions for major global challenges related to energy, climate, food and health. In line with this, Yara has developed its Africa Program. Yara also partners with leading NGOs and supports R&D projects that target environmental improvements, such as the TraP project for reduced leaching of nutrients into the Baltic.
In 2010, Yara’s prize for academic achievement in the field of Physics and Chemistry, the Birkeland Prize, was awarded to Dr. Jacob Linder at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, for his work on electron and hole conduction across the interface between a superconductor and other material.
Please see our sponsorship guidelines for more information.
Baltic Sea Action Summit
In February 2010, the CEO participated in the Baltic Sea Action Summit in Helsinki, Finland. The summit was a multi-stakeholder platform for heads of state, companies, business leaders and non-governmental organizations as well as individual citizens, aiming to find ways to rescue the area.
The CEO presented the research project TraP (2007–11; more information in the link below), in which Yara and its partners have developed a solution that significantly reduces phosphorous leakage from fields into waterways. It uses gypsum to better trap phosphorous in fields, and midway results are very encouraging. Erosion has been reduced by 30 percent to 70 percent, and nutrient uptake improved. Please see Baltic Sea Action for more information.
Please see Yara's Society Performance Indicators for more information.