September is Hunger Action Month. But, at Mosaic we take action against food insecurity and hunger every single day.
As the world’s largest integrated producer of potash and phosphate crop nutrients, our role in the global food picture is critical. Commercial fertilizers are responsible for more than half of the world’s crop yields, depending on soil types. Without these added soil nutrients, farmers wouldn’t be able to produce enough crops to support the global population, which is expected to reach 9.8 billion by 2050.
Our mission to help the world grow the food it needs will even have impacts on the UN’s Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) of Zero Hunger by 2030. We have the opportunity – and the responsibility – to contribute to the achievement of these goals through a mix of agronomic training and education, 4R Nutrient Stewardship programming, employee volunteerism and community investments.
Florida phosphate accounts for nearly 50 percent of U.S. farmers’ supply of granular phosphate fertilizer and 12 percent of the global supply to farmers in America and around the globe.
While phosphate is a critical component of the global food picture, it’s also the driving force behind our commitment to partner locally with organizations which work tirelessly to provide healthy food solutions and education.
Disruptions to the supply chain and rising food costs are just a few of the lingering effects of a global pandemic that has forced more families to turn to local food banks desperately trying to provide meals to people in need. In 2021, Mosaic invested over $3.5 million across its North America business operation to address food insecurity and hunger in the communities we call home. This translated into roughly 35,000,000 meals served in the U.S. alone.
For Mosaic, providing the dollars needed to staff these organizations, purchase food supplies and deliver programming is just the beginning of our food security story. The lasting partnerships and rippling effects every sandwich, fresh produce from a community food farm or a youth cooking class can do for even one individual is what moves us to do what we do.
Alone, we can’t solve hunger. But, through community partnerships like this, we are positioning ourselves to meet the challenges that lie ahead so that we can help eventually eradicate hunger locally – one child, one family and one meal at a time.
To learn more about what Mosaic is doing, click here to read how we’re Taking Action on Food Security.