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Population growth, a reduction in arable land and changing dietary preferences continue to drive up food demand. The more food crops the world needs to grow, the more potash will be required to ensure that crop yields are maximised and plant health is preserved.

Potash and its use in fertiliser manufacture is of vital importance to ensure food security for the forecasted 10 billion citizens that will inhabit the world by 2050.

This week, Deep Insights speaks to Niels Wage, CEO of potash development company Danakali, which is under way with the development of the Colluli potash project, located in the Danakil Depression region of Eritrea, where first potash production is targeted for 2022.

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