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Prayon contributes to climate challenge

COP21, the United National climate conference, will take place in Paris from 30 November to 11 December 2015. COP21 is the biggest conference of its kind since Copenhagen 2009 and should lead to agreements that will accelerate the transition to a low-carbon economy.

Prayon - which took part in the IFA (International Fertilizer Industry Association) Strategic Forum in Paris on 18-19 November 2015 - develops solutions to meet the major challenges facing the planet, including the climate challenge.

The production and responsible use of fertilisers in agriculture is a key component in global food security.

The world population will reach 9 billion by 2050, which means we must grow 60% more food to feed the planet. Food security and the climate challenge are closely linked; it is impossible to solve one without solving the other.

As a global leader in phosphates, Prayon intends to take action on three levels:

1. Improving manufacturing processes in its own plants and selling innovative technologies. These activities are handled by Prayon's PRT-Profile division.
2. Increasing agronomic yield via soluble fertilisers, thus reducing the extent of cultivated areas while maintaining food security (grain supply, etc.). This approach involves halting deforestation.
3. Promoting and funding agronomic research into ecosystems for encouraging the absorption of carbon by cultivated land, which in turn reduces CO2 levels in the atmosphere. To that end, Prayon has established a partnership with ULg Gembloux Agro Biotech.


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