Global natural gas crunch to severely hit production of fertilisers needed by farmers

Farmers are applying less fertilisers or in some cases none, and this is significantly impacting crop yields. PHOTO: AFP
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SINGAPORE - Tight natural gas supply will have a severe impact on the production of fertilisers and mineral nutrients required for food production globally through 2023.

In an interview with The Straits Times, Norwegian fertiliser giant Yara International's executive vice-president for Africa and Asia, Ms Fernanda Lopes Larsen, said about 80 per cent of fertiliser production is dependent on natural gas.

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