Innovative Fertilization & Application Technologies - For Yield and Nutrition

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2021-11-09
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The presentation focused on transforming the fertilizer sector to enhance nutrient uptake, yield, and nutritional quality of crops. This presentation highlighted the need for a paradigm shift in fertilizer design and application strategies. The symposium addressed the decline in the nutritional quality of crops, specifically micronutrients like zinc and iron, over recent decades and examined the impacts of phosphorus fertilization on these essential nutrients. Discussions included innovative fertilizers such as bio-based and recycled phosphorus products and their potential to improve agronomic efficiency and environmental sustainability. The session also underscored the importance of government support and scientific implementation to scale up these innovations, exemplified by the FERRARI project in Ghana. This initiative aims to improve food and nutrition security through sustainable agricultural intensification, involving capacity strengthening and socio-economic engagement of small-scale farmers.
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Crops, Food security
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