On behalf of the international scientific committee and local organizing committee it is a pleasure to announce that the 6
SPS 2018 is the sixth of a young and successful series of Sustainable Phosphorus Summits that was launched in Linköping (Sweden) in 2010, and then went to Tempe (USA) in 2011; Sydney (Australia) in 2012; Montpellier (France) in 2014 and Kunming (China) in 2016.
The dynamic and interdisciplinary format of the Summit loog for bring together diverse science, policy and industry stakeholders from different parts of the food production and consumption chain, to advance knowledge and identify actions regarding the role of phosphorus availability and accessibility in food security and agriculture, protecting the environment, and supporting rural and urban livelihoods.
SPS 2018 will bring together scientists and stakeholders from across the globe, including developing and emerging countries, to foster exchange of views across disciplinary boundaries and societal domains. In order to better improve phosphorus use efficiency along the whole food chain, growing public awareness, re-thinking education, and learning on this major issue will also be key. Participatory research and co-learning will thus be central in this event.
For the first time, the Summit will be held in Latin America, enabling a spotlight on the Tropics, where phosphorus sustainability is a big concern. While significant progress on phosphorus sustainability has been made in Europe and North America, SPS 2018 will also explicitly focus on regional challenges and opportunities in Latin America, Africa, Asia & the Pacific.
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Brasília is the capital of Brazil: head office of the federal district government. The capital is located in the Center West of the country, known as Central Plateau. The city has numerous tourist attractions, such as the JK Bridge, Three Power Square, Planalto and Alvorada Palace, among many other attractions. Brasília is surrounded by an expressive agricultural area where different crops are cultivated. It is a good sample of agriculture in Cerrado and offers opportunities for after meeting technical trips.