Webinar on the implementation of the International Code of Conduct for the Sustainable Use and Management of Fertilizers
Hosted by the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations
14:00-14:05 | OPENING REMARKS, Ms. Maria Helena Semedo, FAO Deputy Director-General, Climate and Natural Resources, FAO
14:05-14:15 | KEYNOTE SPEECH – The status and challenges of global soil fertility and the use of Fertilizers”, Prof. Gary Pierzynski, ITPS, Kansas State University, USA
14:15-14:25 | A global response: Introduction to the International Code of Conduct for the Sustainable Use and Management of Fertilizers, Ms. Zineb Bazza, FAO
14:25-14:55 | OPEN SESSION – How to implement the Fertilizer Code?
14:55-15:00 | CONCLUSION
Moderator: Mr Eduardo Mansur, FAO
Soils are the vital source of most of our food: if we are to ensure global food security and nutrition, it is crucial that they be nurtured and protected. A particular challenge associated with managing soils to produce food and provide other ecosystem services is the management of nutrients. The International Code of Conduct for the Sustainable Use and Management of Fertilizers (the Fertilizer Code) was endorsed by FAO member countries as an important tool for promoting the judicious use of fertilizers in the framework of the Sustainable Development Goals. The Fertilizer Code addresses the underuse, misuse and overuse of fertilizers in the context of sustainable agriculture and environment. It provides key recommendations for different sectors and stakeholders, including appropriate use of fertilizers, nutrient recycling, regulation related to the distribution and labeling of fertilizer products wherever appropriate. It also promotes capacity development and education programs for stakeholders who are involved in the fertilizer value chain.
For more information visit the FAO website.