Feeding the world’s growing population
New Zealand’s reputation as a quality food producer is growing.
The Fertiliser Association of New Zealand promotes and encourages responsible and scientifically-based nutrient management.
The world demand for food produced in New Zealand is growing. New Zealand’s food production generates more than 50% of our export income.
It is estimated that without fertiliser use, New Zealand's soils would be able to support less than half, and possibly as low as 25%, of the animals grazed or crops grown. Such a drop in agricultural production would have a devastating effect on the nation’s economy.
The global population is growing rapidly. It is estimated by the United Nations Food & Agriculture Organisation that globally we will need to increase food production by 70% by 2050 to meet demand. Fertiliser will play an important part in ensuring the world’s food supply is sufficient.