Uralchem Group announces that a humanitarian shipment of over 34,000 tonnes of potash has been fully loaded onto a vessel in the port of Ventspils, Latvia, and is now en route to Nigeria. The delivery is again facilitated by the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), which chartered a bulk carrier to transport the fertiliser as part of UNCTAD-led efforts. As with the previous joint shipments, Uralchem Group covered the sea freight and other delivery costs.
The shipment for Nigeria is the Group’s fifth donation in a series of humanitarian deliveries of its fertilisers to Africa. Since late 2022, Uralchem Group has dispatched, free of charge, over 134,000 tonnes of fertilisers to the world’s second most populous continent. Over 111,000 tonnes from this amount were shipped in cooperation with WFP from European ports and warehouses — to Malawi, Kenya, Zimbabwe, and now to Nigeria.
Uralchem Group is committed to donating approximately 300,000 tonnes of mineral fertilisers to developing nations to alleviate the unprecedented global food crisis and prevent crop losses in countries that face the risk of famine. The initiative also supports efforts to meet UN Sustainable Development Goal #2 — “End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture”.