North-South Forum: Phosphorus – A bottleneck of nature. Pollution, resource scarcity and its implications for food security
Joint Forum of the North-South Centre of the ETH Zurich and the Swiss National Centre of Competence in Research (NCCR) North-South
Phosphorus – the 11th most abundant element in the earth’s crust – has recently hit the headlines of newspapers and magazines as buzzword «Peak Phosphorus». It has thus attracted the attention of researchers from diverse backgrounds. While for the general public it might still figure as “the most important element you’ve never heard of”, researchers are increasingly focusing on phosphorus as bottleneck of nature for future food security.
At the North-South Forum, this challenge and its implications will be discussed with researchers, research funders, policy-makers and practitioners working in international development and cooperation.
Particularly, Prof. Uzo Mokwunye, former Director of the Institute of Natural Resources in Africa, United Nations University, Accra, Ghana, will be giving a talk entitled Towards a “green revolution” in Africa: The possible role of indigenous phosphate rock.
Download: programme (pdf)
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