Promoting Agricultural Trade and Development in Africa
Yara International, a Norwegian-based fertilizer supplier, has committed to an innovative way to tackle food shortages in Tanzania and Mozambique. Research shows that with better access to fertilizer, Africas food production could be tripled by 2015. In these countries, the current ports system is highly ineffective, with shipments of fertilizer taking 3-4 times longer to clear customs and be delivered to the farmers than in other ports.
To overcome this barrier to trade, Yara established a holding warehouse which has the ability to streamline effective distribution and make fertilizer available to farmers year round. If successful this project will be implemented in various locations in Africa.