Food for the Future: sustaining our world

Published: Oct 15, 2020

Last updated: October 22, 2020

The global food supply chain is one of the longest and most complex end-to-end systems in the world – and it all starts with putting a seed in the ground. Simply put, when it comes to making an impact on global food security, everything starts at the farm. That’s the start of the food chain, and that’s where Nutrien fits in. 

Nutrien works shoulder-to-shoulder with more than 500,000 growers around the world to not only provide them the products they need – like fertilizer, seeds and crop protection products – but also the agronomic advice and services that help make them even more productive, profitable and sustainable. 

So, we take our role seriously, and take a lot of pride in the impact we can make in our collective pursuit of improved global food security and sustainable food production. 

The concept of food shortages was unknown to many people in developed countries until COVID-19 started to spread around the world. Panic buying of some items led to long lines and bare shelves at grocery stores, forcing consumers to think more about where their food comes from.
“It was a stark reminder of how fragile the food system is and how important food security is for every country – whether it’s advanced or emerging,” says Chuck Magro, President & CEO of Nutrien. 
While the binge food buying has largely abated, and the global supply chain carried on despite some COVID-related challenges, improving food security remains a top global concern. The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations estimates that almost 10 percent of the global population is hungry – that means nearly 700 million people don’t have access to the food they require every day.

As the world’s largest provider of crop inputs, services and solutions, Nutrien plays a critical role in global food production, by helping growers to increase food production in a sustainable manner.

Watch this video to learn more about Nutrien’s approach to sustainability.