Potash and phosphate: Demanding industries
Published: Friday, 07 July 2017
The need for food is growing in step with a swelling global population and the mineral fertiliser industry is under pressure to ensure that nutrient supply keeps up with consumption, Cameron Perks, IM Correspondent, finds.
On 24 April this year, the world’s population
was estimated to have hit 7.5bn. The number of humans on the
planet has increased sevenfold in a matter of decades, a trend
which, according to the United Nations (UN), has been driven
largely by increasing numbers of people surviving to