How can we increase the use of recycled P without compromising a premium product quality? What is a long-term sustainability of organic farming? Options to treat and use permitted as well as currently non-allowed P fertilizers from urban areas were presented.
In this video, produced by FiBL team member Thomas Alföldi, Improve-P project partner Julia Cooper of Newcastle Universiry summarizes the main outcomes of the workshop, and workshop participants express their views on P-recycling.
Statements were kindly given from Christopher Brock, University of Giessen; Louise Payton, Soil Association UK; Peter von Fragstein, University of Kassel; and Nicolette van der Smissen, private advisor in Greece.
The Improve-P project started in June 2013 and will end in Mai 2016. IMPROVE-P is coordinated by Kurt Möller, University of Hohenheim, and FiBL is a partner. It is inanced by the CORE Organic II Funding Bodies in the frame of the FP7 ERA-Net project CORE Organic II (www.coreorganic.org).
- youtube.com: Video from the "Stakeholder workshop on P-recycling" during the 18th Organic World Congress, Istanbul October 2014
- improve-p.uni-hohenheim.de: Project homepage