A new paradigm for plant nutrition

Dobermann, Achim and Bruulsema, Tom and Çakmak, İsmail and Gerard, Bruno and Majumdar, Kaushik and McLaughlin, Michael and Reidsma, Pytrik and Vanlauwe, Bernard and Wollenberg, Eva and Zhang, Fusuo and Zhang, Xin (2023) A new paradigm for plant nutrition. In: Von Braun, Joachim and Afsana, Kaosar and Fresco, Lousie O. and Hassan, Mohamed Hag Ali, (eds.) Science and Innovations for Food Systems Transformation. Springer International Publishing, pp. 361-374. ISBN 9783031157028 (Print) 9783031157035 (Online)

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Nutrient inputs play a critical role in raising crops and livestock for food security, human nutrition and other uses in the bioeconomy. Their production and management must change so as to nourish crops, reduce harmful environmental impacts caused by nutrient losses and contribute to the restoration of soil health more effectively. A new paradigm for plant nutrition follows a food system approach in which multiple socioeconomic, environmental and health objectives must be achieved. The coming 10-20 years will be most critical for making the transition to a global food system in which all stakeholders look at food and nutrients in a holistic manner, including in regard to their hidden environmental, health and socioeconomic costs. Consumers, as well as governments and other stakeholders, need to support such a transformation, because farmers and the industry supporting them will not be able to implement all of the required actions alone. The outcome of this transformation will be a new societal plant nutrition optimum, rather than a purely economic optimum. The new nutrient economy will become an integral component of a low-carbon emission, environment-friendly and circular economy, supporting the food and nutrition requirements of a rising global population and improving the income and livelihood of farmers worldwide.
Item Type: Book Section / Chapter
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences
Depositing User: İsmail Çakmak
Date Deposited: 08 Aug 2023 22:59
Last Modified: 08 Aug 2023 22:59
URI: https://research.sabanciuniv.edu/id/eprint/47377

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