Sustainable Phosphorus measures: Strategies and technologies for achieving Phosphorus security

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Show simple item record Cordell, Dana en_US White, Stuart en_US
dc.contributor.editor en_US 2013-11-03T17:05:20Z 2013-11-03T17:05:20Z 2013 en_US
dc.identifier 2012000607 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Cordell, Dana and White, Stuart 2013, 'Sustainable Phosphorus measures: Strategies and technologies for achieving Phosphorus security', M D P I AG, vol. 3, pp. 86-116. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 2073-4395 en_US
dc.identifier.other C1 en_US
dc.description.abstract Phosphorus underpins the world?s food systems by ensuring soil fertility, maximising crop yields, supporting farmer livelihoods and ultimately food security. Yet increasing concerns around long-term availability and accessibility of the world?s main source of phosphorus?phosphate rock, means there is a need to investigate sustainable measures to buffer the world?s food systems against the long and short-term impacts of global phosphorus scarcity. While the timeline of phosphorus scarcity is contested, there is consensus that more efficient use and recycling of phosphorus is required. While the agricultural sector will be crucial in achieving this, sustainable phosphorus measures in sectors upstream and downstream of agriculture from mine to fork will also need to be addressed. This paper presents a comprehensive classification of all potential phosphorus supply- and demand-side measures to meet long-term phosphorus needs for food production. Examples range from increasing efficiency in the agricultural and mining sector, to technologies for recovering phosphorus from urine and food waste. Such measures are often undertaken in isolation from one another rather than linked in an integrated strategy. This integrated approach will enable scientists and policy-makers to take a systematic approach when identifying potential sustainable phosphorus measures. If a systematic approach is not taken, there is a risk of inappropriate investment in research and implementation of technologies and that will not ultimately ensure sufficient access to phosphorus to produce food in the future. The paper concludes by introducing a framework to assess and compare sustainable phosphorus measures and to determine the least cost options in a given context. en_US
dc.language en_US
dc.publisher M D P I AG en_US
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dc.title Sustainable Phosphorus measures: Strategies and technologies for achieving Phosphorus security en_US
dc.parent Agronomy en_US
dc.journal.volume 3 en_US
dc.journal.number en_US
dc.publocation Switzerland en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 86 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 116 en_US DVCRch.Institute for Sustainable Futures en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.for 050200 en_US
dc.personcode 000915 en_US
dc.personcode 970772 en_US
dc.percentage 100 en_US Environmental Science and Management en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
dc.edition en_US
dc.custom en_US en_US
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dc.description.keywords sustainable phosphorus measures; efficiency; recycling; food production and consumption system; food security; least-cost options en_US
dc.staffid 970772 en_US
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