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The importance of fertilizers in food production

20 DE Abril de 2016

In recent years, the world population reached a staggering marl of 7 billion people. Predictions are that we reach 9 billion by 2050.

As a result, the food production need to be increasing. Estimates show the need to produce in the next 40 years, the same amount of food produced in the last 8,000 years.

In this global challenge of producing food, fiber and energy, sufficient to meet the demands of a growing and increasingly demanding population, Brazil is strategically positioned as well as presenting a potential for increased exploitation of arable land yet to be explored and makes use of an increasingly technological knowledge developed. These factors combined with an exceptional ability of our independent farmer lead us to be increasingly an indispensable country in increasing the availability of food for the population of the planet.

It is in this context that fertilizers are inserted as essential inputs, because they account for 50% of food production in the world. Similarly, Brazil’s productive potential is fully linked with the use of fertilizers, without which our ability to produce high and sustainable manner would be severely damaged.

Year after year, it has been shown that there is a sustainable development in the use of fertilizers to increase crop yields in smaller physical spaces of land. Then, also in Brazil, which is one of the largest consumers of fertilizers, what is happening is that the increase in productivity is closely linked to the rational increasingly use and technical these inputs. To characterize this fact is enough to analyze the Brazilian agriculture in the last 35 years, it had its cultivated area increased by 36.2% while production increased by 253%.

In this scenario, the BRFértil which has in its DNA the accumulated experience of over 20 years in the market, following the evolution of both the technological level of our rural entrepreneurs as the increase in these growing needs in food production, plays a decisive role in meeting a growing demand for fertilizers that provide nutrients special and differentiated way.

The world will need an increasing and uninterrupted food, it is our role to work increasingly in this direction and work with what we have knowledge and will so that our future generations have minimum conditions to live in a sustainable planet.

In this scenario, the BRFértil which has in its DNA the accumulated experience of over 20 years in the market, following the evolution of both the technological level of our rural entrepreneurs as the increase in these growing needs in food production, plays a decisive role in meeting a growing demand for fertilizers that provide nutrients special and differentiated way.

The world will need an increasing and uninterrupted food, it is our role to work increasingly in this direction and work with what we have knowledge and will so that our future generations have minimum conditions to live in a sustainable planet.

 

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