The campaign’s goals are to:
Raise the profile and promote use of phosphate-based fertilizers that are low in heavy metals and more environmentally-friendly.
Enable farmers and decision-makers to more accurately assess issues related to fertilizer quality, food security and environmental health.
Build a voluntary network to develop and share relevant knowledge on safer phosphate-based fertilizers.
Sustainability as a core value
Safer Phosphates™ is committed to activities striving for sustainable development. Our goal is to reduce the environmental footprint of fertilizers, and propose alternative options, especially with respect to heavy metals.
Soil pollution is one of the 10 major soil threats identified by the United Nation’s Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) in its Status of the World’s Soil Resources report.
Whether local or diffuse, soil pollution occurs from a range of sources. Those resulting from anthropogenic activities are increasingly problematic. The Lancet Commission on Pollution and Health has highlighted the impact that environmental pollution has on death and disease, pointing out that the way in which environmental threats are governed need to change.