Yara and sustainability

Global dialogue

Leveraging Yara’s global presence and position, we have adopted the role of a catalyst. We advocate a close connection between food and climate, and we promote agricultural productivity combined with resource efficiency as our main contribution to driving sustainable agriculture and improving food security.
Global dialogue

Yara is a key participant in several notable global policy dialogues which have greatly influenced strategic thinking. We initiate public-private partnerships, multi-stakeholder dialogues and launch initiatives.

Yara’s century-long experience and extensive knowledge position us to engage in the global arena and act as a catalyst to trigger international action. Several of Yara’s engagements described as impact cases were inaugurated through these dialogues.

Our participation in global dialogues is closely linked to Yara’s business concepts and private-public partnerships in support of sustainable agricultural development. Our knowledge, products and solutions are also key to business partnerships addressing issues relating to food, resources and the environment.

Key forums and initiatives

African green revolution forum

Yara has initiated multi-stakeholder dialogues to support the African Green Revolution by linking the public and private sectors with other key stakeholders. One important outcome is the Africa Green Revolution Forum (AGRF), convening farmers, businesses, governments, academics and donors.

We have participated in several global gatherings, such as the FAO food and climate conference in Rome, the UN Commission on Sustainable Development in New York, the COP climate negotiations in Cancún and Durban, and the Rio+20 summit in Rio de Janeiro, and Paris COP21. Yara’s novel concept of Agricultural Growth Corridors was launched at the UN General Assembly.

Leading up to the COP16 and COP17, we participated in dialogues to reinforce the role of agriculture in global mitigation of climate change, debating the interconnectivity of food security, resource efficiency in agriculture and climate change.

Also, Yara has been active at the annual World Economic Forum meetings in Davos, and its regional meetings in Africa and Asia. Here, Yara promotes the growth corridors and engages in business and policy dialogues on sustainable agricultural development and green growth. Yara also had a key role in the development of the New Vision for Agriculture.

Yara also takes part in the private sector processes leading up to the summits of the G8 and G20, and we were a prominent private sector representative on stage when the G8 commitment, the New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition, was presented in Washington in 2012. The alliance was inspired by Yara’s Agricultural Growth Corridor initiative, and by the Grow Africa Partnership, established in 2011 with Yara as co-chair.

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