The Fertile Grounds Initaitve (FGI) is organizing a Side Event on August 29, 2017, during the Wageningen Soil Conference. The event is entitled “Towards a circular Economy for Soil Nutrient management in Sub-Sahara Africa: from Concept to Business Case”. FGI will discuss existing and potentially successful business cases, aiming to stimulate partnerships to take part in the active development of the FGI concept.
Re-using soil nutrients is one of the keys towards sustainable agricultural intensification. However, to implement and scale nutrient re-using processes, viable business cases are essential. The Fertile Grounds Initiative (FGI) aims to close soil nutrient cycles at several levels of scale. Although the potential is there, prevailing technical, social and policy barriers hamper the adoption of more efficient soil nutrient management systems.
In this side event existing and potentially successful business cases are discussed. We wish to stimulate business
cases and partnerships that can take part in the active development of the FGI concept and become involved in
making the circular nutrient management reality.
We have developed an exciting programme including an investors view on selected business cases and look forward
to meeting you during our event.
14.00 Welcome: introduction to FGI and main findings
14.30 Presentation of business cases at global, regional and local scale
15.00 Get to work….are these cases viable for financing?
16.00 The investor’s view
16.30 Partnerships and the role of the private sector
FGI will publish a statement paper about the major findings of this workshop. To attend, please send a message to Jennie van de Kolk at email@example.com. Your registration before August 1 is highly appreciated. For more information about FGI, visit the website.