6th Sustainable Phosphorus Summit

SPS 2018 is the sixth of a young and successful series of Sustainable Phosphorus Summits that was launched in Linköping (Sweden) in 2010, and then went to Tempe (USA) in 2011; Sydney (Australia) in 2012; Montpellier (France) in 2014 and Kunming (China) in 2016.
  • 6th Sustainable Phosphorus Summit
  • 2018-08-20T00:00:00-05:00
  • 2018-08-22T23:59:59-05:00
  • SPS 2018 is the sixth of a young and successful series of Sustainable Phosphorus Summits that was launched in Linköping (Sweden) in 2010, and then went to Tempe (USA) in 2011; Sydney (Australia) in 2012; Montpellier (France) in 2014 and Kunming (China) in 2016.
When
Aug 20, 2018 to Aug 22, 2018 (EST / UTC-500)
Where
Brasilia, Brazil
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The dynamic and interdisciplinary format of the Summit seeks to bring together diverse science, policy and industry stakeholders from different parts of the food production and consumption chain, to advance knowledge and identify actions regarding the role of phosphorus availability and accessibility in food security and agriculture, protecting the environment, and supporting rural and urban livelihoods.

SPS 2018 will bring together scientists and stakeholders from across the globe, including developing and emerging countries, to foster exchange of views across disciplinary boundaries and societal domains. In order to better improve phosphorus use efficiency along the whole food chain, growing public awareness and re-thinking education and learning on this major issue will also be key. Participatory research and co-learning will thus be central in this event.

For the first time, the Summit will be held in Latin America, enabling a spotlight on the Tropics, where phosphorus sustainability is a big concern. While significant progress on phosphorus sustainability has been made in Europe and North America, SPS 2018 will also explicitly focus on regional challenges and opportunities in Latin America, Africa, Asia & the Pacific.

SPS 2018 will take place immediately after the 21st World Congress of Soil Science (Rio de Janeiro from 12th – 17th August 2018) where the sustainable use of soils, including phosphorus fertilization, will be the primary focus. You will therefore have the opportunity to attend both events.