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.