Nutrient stewardship initiatives encourage farmers to follow the “4Rs principles” of using the right nutrient source at the right rate, at the right time and in the right place, so that fertilizer application can be managed to achieve economic, social and environmental goals set by stakeholders.
The 4Rs nutrient stewardship framework is inclusive and encompassing, and is easily tailored to both developed and emerging countries. It places the farmer – who are the end users of our products – at the core of the decision-making process.
By granting farmers agronomic knowledge of fertilizer best management practices organized in the four areas of nutrient management, they are empowered to increase their yields and income, while improving health of their soils and protecting the environment.
To read about farmers around the workd that are implementing the 4rs and the results they have achieved, head to our Series "Nutrient Management Around the World".