This workshop will bring various stakeholders together to look at opportunities to promote the sustainable use of phosphorus in UK agriculture. Phosphorus is crucial to crop development and its use is a necessity for the agricultural industry.

UK agriculture relies heavily on the import of rock phosphate from Morocco. There are major question marks over whether in the long-term it is sustainable for the UK to import such a large amount of the phosphorus that it needs.

This workshop will bring together interested stakeholders to discuss how the UK can rely on renewable sources of phosphorus with the aim of working towards a more sustainable model.


Event Programme

09:30-10:00 Arrival/coffee
10:00-10:30 Overview of the workshop and presentation of key findings related to sustainable use of phosphorus based on engagement with key stakeholders (Dr Ruben Sakrabani)
10:30-11:00 Demonstration of the Phosphate Acceptance Map (Dr Steve Hallett)
11:00-12:30 Activity 1:
Discussion amongst stakeholders on current challenges and how it can be overcome with current knowledge and what new insights are needed
12:30-13:30 Lunch and networking
13:30-15:00 Activity 2:
Discussion amongst stakeholders on opening of new opportunities to interact amongst stakeholders and how this can assist in supporting resilience in agriculture
15:00-16:00 Gathering feedback from both activities
16:00-16:30 Conclusion and wrap up

Who should attend

Water, waste treatment, fertilizer and arable farming companies.

Cost

Free to attend