Fertilizers are for plants what food is for humans and animals. In fact, plants to live need to absorb the nutrients contained in the soil but, over time, soils tend to become impoverished, making plant nutrition difficult. Hence the importance of fertilizers that, by providing the right mix of the main nutrients (nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium) and secondary (calcium, magnesium, sulfur, etc.), allow to preserve the fertility of the soil.
The increased productivity of land, already dedicated for agricultural use thanks to fertilization, moreover, allows to keep intact forests and other natural habitats, thus reducing emissions and preserving biodiversity.
Fertilizers help to make agriculture sustainable not only from an environmental point of view, but also at an economic level: on average, for every euro invested in fertilizers, the return is five times higher. It is no coincidence that around 95% of European farmers use them to guarantee their economic independence.