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.
New Zealand is one of a number of countries importing phosphate rock from Western Sahara. There has been recent public discussion about the importation.
Ms Hajbouha Zoubeir visited New Zealand in February to talk about the work of the Phosboucraa Foundation. The Foundation was established in 2014 to carry out the Phosboucraa mine's sustainability programme in the region. Over the last five years, the Foundation has supported access to education, skills development, entrepreneurship, and healthcare.
Please listen to an interview with Ms Hajbouha Zoubeir, who is herself Saharawi, talking about the Phosboucraa Foundation's social investment programme. She also provides a personal perspective on the reality of life in Western Sahara.
We have prepared some FAQs to outline our industry position on sourcing phosphate from Western Sahara, which you can read here.