Understanding The Potash Industry – with Graham Clarke – Dig Deep – The Mining Podcast

In this episode we chat to Graham Clarke, CEO of…


In this episode we chat to Graham Clarke, CEO of Emmerson Plc who are a potash development company focused on the development of the Khemisset Potash Project in Northern Morocco.

Graham is a senior executive of over 30 years with an expertise in potash and polyhalite working for the likes of Cleveland Potash and Sirius Minerals so is someone who understands the industry inside out and I’m interested as you to learn more about the potash industry. Graham talks about the potash industry as a whole and what Emmerson’s plans are moving forward through to construction and production.


  • Every plant in the world needs six macronutrients in order to grow – phosphorous, potassium, nitrogen, sulphur, magnesium and calcium
  • Around nine global producers provide, collectively, 90% of the world’s supply of potash, meaning that this essential ingredient only comes from a handful of companies.
  • Potash is a vital ingredient in the world of fertilisers – meaning that the world’s supply of crops is reliant on this resource.
  • Mining seems to have acquired a negative image in the media, but we must remember that everything in the world is either grown or mined/extracted.


‘Every plant in the world needs six macronutrients’

‘There’s around 80 million tons of potash sold every year’

‘We globally have to produce 60% more food by 2050, than we produce today’

‘We’re very strong on the environment’


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 Graham Clarke LinkedIn – https://www.linkedin.com/in/graham-clarke-b6954544/?originalSubdomain=uk


Rob Tyson is an established recruiter in the mining and quarrying sector and decided to produce the “Dig Deep” The Mining Podcast to provide valuable and informative content around the mining industry. He has a passion and desire to promote the industry and the podcast aims to offer the mining community an insight to peoples experiences and careers covering any mining discipline, giving the listeners helpful advice and guidance on industry topics.

Rob is the Founder and Director of Mining International Ltd, a leading global recruitment and headhunting consultancy based in the UK specialising in all areas of mining across the globe from first world to third world countries from Africa, Europe, Middle East, Asia and Australia. We source, headhunt and discover new and top talent talent through a targeted approach and search methodology and have a proven track record in sourcing and positioning exceptional candidates into our clients organisation in any mining discipline or level. Mining International provides a transparent, informative and trusted consultancy service to our candidates and clients to help them develop their careers and business goals and objectives in this ever-changing marketplace.








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