By Fertilizer Canada
September 30, 2015

Alberta Pre-Budget Recommendations

The fertilizer industry is a significant contributor to Alberta’s manufacturing economy with several facilities producing nitrogen fertilizer. Canada is a net exporter of fertilizer to nearly 80 counties and accounts for approximately 12 per cent of the world’s supply. Additionally, countless large and independent agri-retailers in the province support Alberta’s farmers, helping them feed Albertans, Canadians and the world. Our industry plays a critical role in diversifying the province’s economy, and
has created more than 3,500 high skilled, highly paid manufacturing jobs.
To meet the growing global challenge of feeding more people on less land, the world needs healthy soil with the nutrients to support the growth of crops; fertilizer provides the means to achieve this and its important role will only continue to grow. Fertilizer accounts for roughly 50 per cent of the world’s food supply. To feed a projected population of nine billion people by 2050, food production will have to increase its per acre intensity by 70 per cent. It is important that the Government of Alberta position its agriculture economy to meet this challenge.

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