Phosphorus in sustainable food systems

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23
May

MAIN THEME: Phosphorous and agriculture in the sustainable economy
LEVEL: Starting out/elementary

FOR YOU WHO: are students, entrepreneurs, horticulturalists, farmers as well as policy makers and municipal managers.

CONTENTS: 

  • The essential role of phosphorus in all living things – and why it is different
  • Why phosphorus management is essential to the economy
  • Historical aspects
  • Why we need radical change in how we handle phosphorus in agriculture
  • Some suggestions

THE COURSE CONSISTS OF:

Three lessons, with an explanatory video as the second lesson

WHY WATCH: Phosphorous is a key mineral in all living things, agriculture and industry. It is a major pollutant and yet in short supply. The better agriculture  and policy makers grasp phosphorus, the better the circular economy can function.
LENGTH: Just over eleven minutes for the video, the whole course about 20.

Origin: Big thanks to Folke Günther for supplying the animations and scientific foundations for this animation

More to learn:

Fees on phosphorus: aligning Fiscal Policy with nature. (The Swedish Sustainable Economy Foundation)

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