Policy Seminar

Nourishing Plants and People

New Insights on How Fertilizers Affect Agriculture, Nutrition, and Health
Nov 19, 2010 - 12:15 pm to 01:45 pm EST


Millions of farmers use fertilizers to increase agricultural production and productivity and thereby improve their livelihoods. But fertilizers have impacts beyond agricultural production. If they are not managed carefully, fertilizers can damage soil and groundwater and compromise people’s health. In this seminar, Luc Maene, Tom Bruulsema, and Ross Welch talk about how fertilizer use interacts with agriculture, nutrition, and health and consider how we can reduce the risks and enhance the positive contributions of fertilizer use.

This seminar is the second in the lead-in series for the IFPRI 2020 International Conference on “Leveraging Agriculture for Improving Nutrition and Health.” For more information on the conference, go to http://2020conference.ifpri.info/.