Welcome to the European Phosphorus Platform.
One of Europe’s mayor challenges in the 21st century is the availability of the irreplaceable natural resource Phosphorus. Phosphorus is essential for our worldwide food security. It can and should be treated in more sustainable ways.
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by Tomek de Ponti, Independent Sustainable Agriculture Consultant affiliated to the Dutch Nutrient Platform
Today’s start of the 1st European Sustainable Phosphorus Conference (ESPC2013) is not only the culmination of the joint efforts of many involved businesses, knowledge institutes and other stakeholders across Europe in the past half year, but also the beginning of accelerating the process of achieving sustainable phosphorus use in Europe.Read more
First steps are being taken to organise stakeholder cooperation and facilitate value-chain development for sustainable phosphorus management in USA + Canada.
At the 2nd P-RCN meeting (see SCOPE Newsletter 100 under ‘Downloads’) key stakeholders identified the need to go beyond the coordination of research and to actively develop sustainable phosphorus management and the business value chain. The development of such a “partnership” is seen as one long-term outcome of the 5-year P-RCN project. The operational form of the “partnership” remains to be defined (network, structure, cooperation platform …), probably with regional implementation in different zones of the USA and Canada. Motivated P-RCN participants are now contacting frontrunner companies and organisations to initiate a pre-launch phase to mobilise interested parties, define the project objectives, organisation, feasibility and funding.
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