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  • General 2015-05-10
    Vale has been exploring potash deposits in Saskatchewan since 2009, and the Kronau Project is our first potash project in Canada. Vale's goal is to become one of the biggest global producers of potash fertilizers, enabling us to produce more food from existing agricultural land and avoid further deforestation. The Kronau Project has the potential to be an integral part of that strategy.

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