The Sahara Forest Project Supporters consists of entities providing both financial resources and know-how to The Sahara Forest Project. The Sahara Forest Project Supporters have provided especially important contributions to ensure the success of The Sahara Forest Project.

Grieg Foundation

Grieg Foundation was established in its present form in 2002 and has in ten years awarded a total of NOK 350 million to various national and international projects. The Foundation is committed to considerable additional funds for accepted projects over the next years. Many of the projects Grieg Foundation supports are in the intersection between youth work and culture work, also beeing a main sponsor to SOS-Children's Villages.  The Foundation owns 25% of the Grieg Group.The group operates globally within a variety of business areas; shipping, port operations, ship broking, maritime information systems, investment consulting and fish farming.

Why SFP?

The Sahara Forest Project serves as a great source of inspiration for meeting our times' greatest challenges. Inspired by the innovative and holistic approach, Grieg Foundation wanted to be part of the endeavor to build sustainable production of water, energy and food on a large scale.   The Project has become a reality, and Grieg Foundation is extremely proud  to be one of the initiatiors and contributors.


Qafco is the world’s largest single-site producer of both ammonia and urea and exports ammonia and urea to more than 35 nations across the globe. QAFCO was founded in 1969. After successfully implementing several expansion projects the Company has evolved into a world-class fertiliser producer. QAFCO is now owned 75% by Industries Qatar (IQ) and 25% by Yara Netherland.
Qafco believes that caring for the environment is not only an ethical and legal obligation but also a mechanism for success.
Qafco is planning to produce Sulphur-Coated Urea (SCU), a product that will increase the nutrient recovery and improve crops yield and also reduce the negative environmental impacts of urea.

Qafco is a partner in The Sahara Forest Project Pilot Facility in Qatar

Sundt AS

Sundt AS is a private investment company owned by Helene Sundt and Christian Grüner Sundt. Sundt AS is a leading company in its field in Norway and has a broad portfolio of activities in financial investments, trade, development, purchase, sale, hotels and rental of real estate, ships and aircraft. Sundt AS is a major shareholder in Pandox.

The Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs

The Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs provides important support to the Sahara Forest Project in the Middle Eastern region. This includes, among others, financial support for The Sahara Forest Project Feasibility Studies for Jordan.


Yara International ASA is the world’s leading chemical company. Yara delivers solutions for sustainable agriculture and the environment. The fertilizers and crop nutrition programs help produce the food required for the growing world population. The industrial products and solutions reduce emissions, improve air quality and support safe and efficient operations. Founded in Norway in 1905, Yara has a worldwide presence with sales to 150 countries.

Yara International is a partner in The Sahara Forest Project Pilot Facility in Qatar.


Selmer was founded in 1985. Today Selmer is one of Norway’s leading legal practices with 180 employees and provides business law advice accompanied by financial expertise. Selmer has a large network within the private and public sector, and a considerable share of its business is internationally oriented.