30 May 2016

Yara International ASA has Joined IPNI as an Ordinary Member

May 30, 2016 – Peachtree Corners, Georgia, USA - Yara International ASA (Yara) has joined the International Plant Nutrition Institute (IPNI) as an Ordinary Member. The IPNI Board of Director’s approved Yara’s membership at its annual meeting in Moscow, Russia.

“Yara is a welcome addition to IPNI,” said IPNI President Dr. Terry L. Roberts. “Our organizations both recognize the importance of advancing plant nutrition research to help feed a growing population, while addressing economic and environmental concerns throughout the world,” said Roberts.

Based in Oslo, Norway, Yara operates in 60 countries and is the world’s largest producer of ammonia, nitrates, and NPKs.

“IPNI scientists are well respected and we look forward to developing opportunities to promote sustainable crop nutrition solutions,” said Svein Tore Holsether, President and Chief Executive Officer of Yara.

About Yara
Yara’s knowledge, products and solutions grow farmers’, distributors’ and industrial customers’ businesses profitably and responsibly, while protecting the earth’s resources, food and environment. Yara’s fertilizers, crop nutrition programs, and technologies strive to increase yields, improve product quality, and reduce the environmental impact of agricultural practices. Yara’s industrial and environmental solutions improve air quality by reducing emissions from industry and transportation, and serve as key ingredients in the production of a wide range of goods. Yara fosters a culture that promotes the safety of our employees, contractors and societies. Founded in 1905 to solve an emerging famine in Europe, today, Yara has a worldwide presence, with close to 13,000 employees and sales to more than 150 countries.

About the International Plant Nutrition Institute
The International Plant Nutrition Institute (IPNI) is a not-for-profit, science based organization dedicated to the responsible management of plant nutrition for the benefit of the human family. IPNI has initiatives addressing the world’s growing need for food, fuel, fiber, and feedstocks. IPNI has programs aimed at developing the mineral fertilizer markets in areas of the world where agriculture is developing fastest, including Asia, the Americas, the Middle East, Eastern Europe, Oceania, and Africa. Through cooperation with leading organizations throughout the world, IPNI helps to conduct research and educational programs, training and other projects related to agriculture.

Members of IPNI include leading global fertilizer producers (alphabetically): Agrium Inc.; Arab Potash Company; Belarusian Potash Company; BHP Billiton, CF Industries Holdings, Inc.; Compass Minerals Plant Nutrition; International Raw Materials, LTD.; K+S KALI GmbH; Kingenta Ecological Engineering Group Co., Ltd; LUXI Fertilizer Industry Group; OCP S.A.; PhosAgro; PotashCorp; Shell Sulphur Solutions; Simplot; Sinofert Holdings, LTD; SQM; The Mosaic Company; Uralchem, JSC; Uralkali; and Yara International ASA.

Affiliate members of IPNI include national and international fertilizer producer associations, as well as scientific research organizations and institutes (alphabetically): Arab Fertilizer Association (AFA); Associação Nacional para Difusão de Adubos (ANDA); Fertilizer Canada; Fertiliser Association of India (FAI); International Fertilizer Industry Association (IFA); International Potash Institute (IPI); The Fertilizer Institute (TFI), and The Sulphur Institute (TSI).


This story and more news from IPNI is available at: http://www.ipni.net/news

IPNI Contacts: Dr. Terry Roberts, IPNI President; Phone: 770.447.0335; E-mail: info@ipni.net; or Gavin Sulewski, IPNI Editor; Phone: 770.825.8080; E-mail: gsulewski@ipni.net

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