twitter RSS Feed linkedin acp contact

Yara and Arab Potash Company signs MoU for potassium nitrate

Yara and Arab Potash Company, the Jordan-based potash producer, have signed an MoU for mutual cooperation in the field of potassium nitrate production and sales

YARAThe partnership aim to provide solutions for crop nutrition for farmers. (Image source: CIAT/Flickr)

Under the partnership agreement, both the companies will explore and evaluate the possibility of doubling the production capacity of KEMAPCO, the potassium nitrate producing subsidiary of APC. Yara is targeting a minority position (30 per cent) in KEMAPCO with a 100 per cent distribution and marketing agreement for Yara.

Potassium nitrate is a major product in solutions for fertigation, a fast growing segment that Yara and Kemapco aim to develop further through this collaboration.

“Fertigation is the combined application of water and nutrients to a crop, a mix of fertiliser and irrigation in the same application. The collaboration with KEMAPCO will facilitate exchange of technology and know-how and secure access to potassium nitrate that will strengthen our fertigation offering,” said Terje Knutsen, executive vice-president for crop nutrition at Yara.

Kemapco is a subsidiary of the Arab Potash Company and operates a single potassium nitrate plant in Aqaba, Jordan. Production in 2017 amounted to 130 kt potassium nitrate, with sales amounting to about US$105mn.


LATEST NEWS IN Agriculture

African food imports bill predicted to double by 2030

African food imports bill predicted to d…

Experts have warned that the cost of Africa’s yearly food imports could increase from US$50bn to US$110bn by 2030 if immediate measures aren’t taken to increase food production

Wildlife and forestry sector in the spotlight

Wildlife and forestry sector in the spot…

On August 22, the 23rd session of the African Forestry and Wildlife Commission, hosted by the Government of the Democratic Republic of the Congo opened in Kinshasa, putting the future...

Boosting investment for Africa-made cotton

Boosting investment for Africa-made cott…

At a partner’s conference on cotton, jointly organised with the World Trade Organization (WTO) and the UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), donors were urged to mobilise resources for new partnerships.   

Nature-based solutions help farmers in Ghana

Nature-based solutions help farmers in G…

Organic pesticides, waste-based fertilisers and forest regeneration are just a few of the green initiatives being employed in Ghana to boost farming communities’ resilience to the impacts of climate...

Boosting soil nutrient mapping in sub-Saharan Africa

Boosting soil nutrient mapping in sub-Sa…

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) is set to fast track an impact-oriented project in sub-Saharan Africa and Central America for digital soil nutrient mapping, after...

Gambia-Korea partnership seeks to double rice production to curb food insecurity

Gambia-Korea partnership seeks to double…

President Adama Barrow has received a delegation led by the Korean Ambassador to The Gambia, HE Kim Ji-Joon, at the State House in Banjul to announce the delivery of sample rice...

Prev Next

OTHER RELATED ARTICLES - Agriculture

AGCO Agriculture Foundation and Kenya Red Cross Society announce project partnership

AGCO Agriculture Foundation and Kenya Re…

The AGCO Agriculture Foundation (AAF) has announced the second phase of a US$125,000 project partnership with the Kenya Red Cross Society (KRCS) to respond to climate change and food insecurity...

Global harvest outlook for grain is good

Global harvest outlook for grain is good

As the governments are taking measures such as banning grain exports and suspending flour sales abroad to ensure their own food security in COVID-19 escalations, this could trigger disruptions in...

Nigeria refocuses on farming as oil money shrinks

Nigeria refocuses on farming as oil mone…

Nigeria is turning to farming as dwindling oil income has driven the economy to the brink of its first full-year contraction in more than two decades

New technology extracts drinking water and crop fertiliser from air

New technology extracts drinking water a…

The Abdul Latif Jameel World Water and Food Security Lab (J-WAFS) at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) is funding new research into harvesting water from air and technology that...

Eni, Ghana inaugurate business and agricultural training project

Eni, Ghana inaugurate business and agric…

Italy’s Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte, Ghana’s Senior Minister Yaw Osafo-Maafo and Eni’s CEO Claudio Descalzi have inaugurated the Okuafo Pa Agricultural Training Centre in Dormaa East

AgBiTech, UPL enter distribution agreement for baculovirus insecticide products for Africa

AgBiTech, UPL enter distribution agreeme…

African farmers will soon get access to a biological tool to manage Fall Armyworm (FAW), an invasive pest native to the Americas and was first found in Nigeria in 2016...

Traffic & Tillage Project team establish 10th experimental crop

Traffic & Tillage Project team estab…

The Controlled Traffic Farming Team at Harper Adams University successfully tilled and drilled their long-term experimental site in late October 2020

Rust-resistant bread wheat varieties widely adopted in Ethiopia, study reveals

Rust-resistant bread wheat varieties wid…

A study of plant DNA provides strong evidence that farmers in Ethiopia have widely adopted new, improved rust-resistant bread wheat varieties since 2014

Nigerian government to cut wheat imports by 20 per cent

Nigerian government to cut wheat imports…

Nigeria’s government will from 2014 cut wheat imports by 20 per cent, saving more than US$800mn from its annual wheat imports bill of more than US$4bn, the country’s minister of...

AGCO calls for new vision for agriculture

AGCO calls for new vision for agricultur…

AGCO, a worldwide manufacturer and distributor of agricultural equipment, has held its first ever AGCO Africa Summit in Berlin

JICA and NAEB partner to improve Rwanda’s coffee quality

JICA and NAEB partner to improve Rwanda’…

A new framework that aims to improve the quality of local coffee in Rwanda has been implemented in the country

AFEX report suggests core grain prices will rise in Nigeria

AFEX report suggests core grain prices w…

According to a new report by commodities exchange firm AFEX, Nigeria’s core grain prices have been projected to trend upwards in the new season due to persistent gaps between commodity...

Prev Next