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  MAY 2019 

A Message from IFA Director General Charlotte Hebebrand

Last month saw the fourth session of the UN Environment Assembly (UNEA-4) in Nairobi, which discussed ‘Innovative Solutions for Environmental Challenges and Sustainable Consumption and Production’.

As the world explores innovative solutions to address pollution and climate change, the fertilizer industry is committed to helping transform agriculture. Significant investments in education, capacity building and communication are taking place around the world to improve soil fertility and nutrient management.

In addition to promoting responsible fertilizer best management practices, IFA has recently organized a number of UN events educating about the benefits of fertilizer for sustainable food systems and is also actively engaged in the UNFCCC Koronivia Working Group on Agriculture that is examining six different agriculture-related topic, including soil carbon sequestration and improved nutrient management.

In this context, we invite you to discover enticing innovations on nutrient loss reduction from two partner organizations, an interview with a leading scientist on the impact of human activities on nutrient cycles, surprising findings that rising C02 levels may actually lead to an increase in fertilizer use, and a case study that shows how automation could make tomorrow’s farms significantly more efficient.



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New Global Tool Helps Address Environmental Concerns of Nutrient Pollution

Grain Drain: Rising CO2 Levels May Require Additional Fertilizers
Innovative Rice Growing Technique Saves Resources & Reduces Emissions
Scientist Xin Zhang on the Nitrogen Cycle, Climate Change & Nitrogen Use Efficiency

Map: Micronutrient Biofortification Priorities
  Video: Harvard Scientist Samuel Myers on Plant Nutrients Changes from Elevated CO2   Video: Indoor Farm Run Entirely by Robots   Video: Women in the Fertilizer Industry


IFA Norman Borlaug Award 2019: Call for Nominations
IFA/IFDC Production of Slow-, Controlled Release & Stabilized Fertilizers Training
Plant Nutrition Startup Showcase at IFA2019