4R Summit and International Symposium “Feeding Crops to Feed the World”

01st Apr 2014 4R Events,Right Place,Right Rate,Right Source,Right Time,

July, an international nutrient stewardship symposium will be held to focus on
various aspects of 4R Nutrient Stewardship. The conference Feeding
Crops to Feed the World
take place on July 15-16 in Saskatoon, SK. Attendees can also participate in a half-day North
American 4R Nutrient Stewardship Summit will be held on the afternoon of July
14 before the start of the symposium. The symposium is being hosted by the Canadian Fertilizer Institute (CFI) in
partnership with the University of Saskatchewan – through the Global Institute
for Food Security, and many other industry partners including, The Fertilizer
Institute (TFI), the International Plant Nutrition Institute (IPNI) and the
International Fertilizer Industry Association (IFA).

The overarching objectives of the symposium are to educate and
raise awareness among audiences on the sustainable aspects of the 4R Nutrient
Stewardship Best Management Practices, to form and align an international,
multi-stakeholder network to implement 4R Nutrient Stewardship on a global
level, and to foster systems-based research to increase agricultural
productivity while stewarding land and natural resources in the best way

The symposium will also feature a seminar series on utilizing 4Rs
to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from the application of fertilizer and other
crop nutrients. Programs include 4R Nutrient Stewardship, Economics and
Development,  Putting the 4Rs to use on the Farm, and
many more. Each topic will include a panel of experts and a moderator and will
last approximately one and half hours. 

The North American 4R Summit will include presentations on the status of the 4R
Research Fund and funded projects, state and provincial 4R Efforts, and supply chain sustainability. This summit will be on July 14th. 

The full program and registration details for the symposium are
available at:http://www.stewardshipsymposium.com/