A growing world population implies an increasing demand for agricultural products. Current agricultural practices has a high loss of nutrients, significant emissions and relies on chemical fertiliser based on fossil fuels and. This needs to change.
Improving the use of nitrogen is key to ensure sustainable food production globally, and to solve climate issues, environmental pollution and prevent the use of more land for agricultural production. To grow enough food farmers need to use fertilise. The use of organic fertiliser, like livestock slurry, comes with high losses and lacks nitrogen to grow enough food for a growing population.
To compensate for the losses and increase food production farmers buy chemical fertiliser. Current practices are costly, has a low resource efficiency and as the lost nutrients ends up as emissions and pollution. Relying solely on chemical fertilisers also damage the soil over time, and getting organic matter back is important to improve soil health. These practices are not sustainable for the planet or for the farmers economy.
Farmers want solutions which can improve their production and environmental footprint, – combing sustainability and profitability.
Read more about the need to improve global food production here.