Potash and phosphate: Demanding industries

By Cameron Perks
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 reproductive...

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