Poland is the European center of food production

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“Poland as an attractive food producer and supplier” Report was presented in Lublin. The latest publication of PUŁAWY Competences Center was issued under the honorary patronage of the Chairman of the European Parliament Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development as well as Fertilizers Europe.

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Smart village, the Polish way

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Modern technology is transforming the Polish countryside. In order to improve the efficiency of their farms, the farmers are using knowledge available online more and more often. Let us take a closer look at the digitization of Polish villages.

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Agricultural map of Poland

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Polish farms are becoming more and more specialized. While they reduce the average size, their efficiency is on the rise. Another trend is the appearance of large farms which specialize in the cultivation of plants.

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KGHM and “PUŁAWY” will search for resources together

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On Friday, January 10th, 2014 KGHM Polska Miedź, Grupa Azoty “PUŁAWY” and Gdańskie Zakłady Nawozów Fosforowych “Fosfory” signed an agreement concerning cooperation in the search for resources. The document outlines the rules of joint activity of the companies regarding the identification and excavation of potassium salts, raw phosphate materials, salt and non-ferrous metal deposits.

Creation of a special purpose company

The agreement stipulates the scope and schedule of further work on the joint project. One of the essential elements of the document is specifying the details of the investment contract, which will mark the real launch of the common project, and will lead to constituting a special purpose company, as well as the terms of purchasing raw materials and resources from this company. GZNF “Fosfory”, Grupa Azoty “PUŁAWY” and KGHM Polska Miedź are to apply for corporate consent and seek an antitrust approval from the Office of Competition and Consumer Protection, so as to establish a new entity without problems.

Market giants joining forces

The Friday agreement has made KGHM Polska Miedź the project leader. The capital share of our companies – Grupa Azoty Zakłady Azotowe “PUŁAWY” and GZNF “Fosfory” (owned by Grupa Azoty “PUŁAWY”) or other Grupa Azoty members in the special purpose company will constitute 50%.

The document from January 10th, 2014 is the next step in the cooperation between the parties, which had singed a Letter of Intent concerning cooperation in exploration projects in August 2013.

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Grupa Azoty internationally

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Being active on foreign markets and on the forum of international NGO’s is a vital element of the functioning and development of Grupa Azoty.

The energy to move

As of November 2013, Grupa Azoty became the 21st member of Central Europe Energy Partners association. There are two main aims of CEEP activity: combining the potentials of energy companies and research institutes from Central Europe, and supporting the integration of this sector of the economy within the framework of EU policy. Grupa Azoty is the second largest manufacturer of mineral fertilizers in Europe. Consequently, our Works consume vast amounts energy and fuels, natural gas in particular. Is is especially important for us to exchange experiences concerning the use of energy resources with partners from CEEP, and use this know-how in the current activity of the company.

Polish fertilizers in South America

Fertilizers manufactured by Grupa Azoty “PUŁAWY” will be available in Brazil in 2014. A 3-year agreement has just been signed with Comexport. The deal concerns the sale of multicomponent products from Police and ammonium sulphate from Puławy and Tarnów. The contract is worth 360 million PLN. South America is an especially important destination for the development of foreign trade of Grupa Azoty. As much as 19% of the goods exported by our company reached the South American market, with 10% going to Brazil, the country responsible for half of Latin American countries’ GDP. We need to remember that Brazilian agriculture is the most dynamic branch of the economy, while Brazilian farmers purchase the most nutrients in the form of fertilizers, following their counterparts in China, India and the USA.

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Changes in Polish agriculture

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In the last decade, we have witnessed a sea change in the Polish economy. Transformations also concern agriculture, which is quite different from that in the early 2000′.

Fewer, but more efficient

Change in the quantity and size of Polish farms was the most prominent process in this period. The number fell by 23%, with as much as 32% fewer farms categorized as small. At the same time, the number of largest farms, those measuring over 50 hectares, increased by 36%, while the quantity of medium-sized farms grew by 44%. In 2002 only 4% of farms measured over 20 hectares, but in 2011 the figure reached 5.5%. Consolidation of arable land is vital, as it leads to more efficient agricultural activity, and results in greater self-sufficiency.

We manufacture more and more

Composition of usage of land has also been reshuffled. The largest increase happened in arboriculture, with 34% more land used as orchards. Acreage of forests grew by 6% and of pasture – by 4%. At the same time, proportion of land used for sowing fell by 2%. Owing to those changes, quantity of market agricultural output went up by 100%, while the market agricultural output per 1 hectare of arable land soared by over 125%.

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Chemists are meeting in Spodek

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From the 28th of February to the 1st of March 2013, the 4th International Chemical Trade Fairs EXPOCHEM are going to be held in Katowice. An international EXPOCHEM Conference will accompany the fairs.

EXPOCHEM is an initiative directed to people connected with the chemical industry in various ways. The varied economic situation in the EU member states and the necessity to develop Polish chemical industry are motivating stimuli for the integration of the sector. This is why the Fairs are an opportunity to present the strategy of development and the investment plans of companies from the sector.

The goal of the Fairs is finding commercial application of modern technologies and scientific ideas being developed in scientific and research institutions as well as developing a practical implementation of the scientific ideas in the industry – explained Marzena Jedynak from the Board of Warsaw Fairs Plc, the organizer of EXPOCHEM.

At this year’s event, the participants will be able to take part in a conference concerning new challenges and investments in the chemical sector in Poland and a panel on international cooperation and development. The invited guests are going to discuss Inwestycje Polskie government program, corporate social responsibility in the sector, resources (including shale gas) and innovations in the industry.

Among the patrons of this year’s EXPOCHEM are the Polish Ministry of Economy and the Ministry of Treasury. “PUŁAWY” is the main sponsor of EXPOCHEM conference in 2013.

You will find more information about EXPOCHEM 2013 HERE.

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