Fertile Grounds Initiative (FGI)
FGI and the F&BKP
The F&BKP supports the emerging Fertile Grounds Initiative (FGI) in connecting with networks and programmes working on integrated soil fertility management in Africa, with the aim of strengthening its collaboration with key partners and enhancing knowledge management between the partners.
The FGI is a concerted action to improve soil fertility, increase yields and adapt to climate change. Based on these conclusions, the Fertile Grounds Initiative (FGI) was designed to close the nutrient cycle and restore nutrient balances at various spatial levels to maintain or improve the productive quality (soil health) of the land in the long run. It is a coordinated strategy of collaboration between actors in nutrient management (e.g. farmer, fertilizer industry) and other stakeholders (e.g. legislation) to begin with within a country. In the FGI nutrients are traded in a concerted way between suppliers and users, ensuring the best possible combination to ensure sustainability. The initiative requires brokerage, optimizing the match between supply and demand, and minimizing transport of organic and inorganic fertilizers.
For more information, visit the Wageningen UR website about the Fertile Grounds Initiative project.