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Feeding Crops to Feed the World: The International Stewardship Symposium

The Canadian Fertilizer Institute, along with other partner organizations, is hosting a symposium from July 15-16th of this year on the 4R Nutrient Stewardship program. As mentioned in previous posts, the 4R Nutrient Stewardship program is an exciting series of best management practices that has the potential benefit of increasing yield, improving soil sustainability, and decreasing greenhouse gas emissions.

I am honored to sit on the Advisory Group for the Symposium, and look forward to what the Farming 4R Land project will be able to accomplish in the coming years.

The Farming 4R Land program is an implementation program for the Nutrient Stewardship, and supports implementation of Alberta’s Nitrous Oxide Emission Reduction Protocol (NERP). A recent George Morris Institute study showed that implementation of the 4R Stewardship BMPs can result in a 15 to 25 per cent decrease in N2O (nitrous oxide) emissions, and could result in benefits for farmers of up to $87 per acre.

To register for the symposium, click here.

Robynne Anderson

Robynne has extensive experience in the agriculture and food sector, working throughout the value chain – from basic inputs to farmers in the field to the grocery store shelf. She works internationally in the sector, including speaking at the United Nations on agriculture and food issues, and representing the International Agri-Food Network at the UN.Throughout her career she has worked with farm organisations like the Prairie Oat Growers Association, the National Smallholder Farmers Association of Malawi and the Himalayan Farmers Association, as well as global groups, to further the voice of agriculture in the food debate. She has also worked with Fortune 500 companies growing worldwide businesses to assist them with issues management and strategy decisions.

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