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Learning Event No. 9: Highlights. ARDD2012 Rio.
 

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Key messages from Learning Event No. 9: "From field to fork to field: nutritious food and nutrient cycling to enhance health, wealth and resilience", at the 2012 Agriculture and Rural Development Day ...

Key messages from Learning Event No. 9: "From field to fork to field: nutritious food and nutrient cycling to enhance health, wealth and resilience", at the 2012 Agriculture and Rural Development Day in Rio de Janiero.

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    Learning Event No. 9: Highlights. ARDD2012 Rio. Learning Event No. 9: Highlights. ARDD2012 Rio. Presentation Transcript

    • From field to fork to fieldNutritious food and nutrient recycling to enhance health, wealth and resilience Matthew Fielding
    • Key messages1. Difficulties surrounding urine use preventing its use as a liquid fertilizer.2. When accepted it increases yields and enhances livelihood resilience.3. Cases show that Productive Sanitation (ProSan) improves hygiene and prevents disease spread.
    • Evidence of impact1. Yield using urine is 600 kg/ha compared to 425 kg/ha on irrigated crops (sample 1100 farmers in Niger).2. 580million Euro worth of fertilizer equivalents go down the drain every year in the Philippines
    • Going to scale• Establish a position of liquid fertilizer (urine) in the agriculture value chain• Increase acceptance of use of liquid fertilizer through participative teaching.• Take scaling up must be taken beyond the guidelines