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A very interesting report by the International Fertilizer Assosiation (IFA) on plant nutrients."Plants use minerals present in the soil and water in order to grow and flourish. Just like with humans, if they don’t get enough of these nutrients it can seriously affect their health.Ensuring proper plant nutrition by using fertilizers (organic and mineral) to supplement the nutrients already available in the soil is essential for plant health."However, as Eugene Diatloff has pointed out, due to the very strict criteria in the definition for the essentiality of elements for plants, Se, Si and I are not currently considered essential micronutrients for plants.Certainly good material to be discussed by students enrolled in courses and programs developed in the DeVilag and SureMap Projects.Maybe the advantage of a rich #compost from both animal and plant sources, is, that plants do not take into consideration if we consider something essential or not, but react to both the availability of soil nutrients and the soil biota? How are the economic implications using organic and processed mineral fertilisers – also considering #truecostaccounting?Many very practical questions that can help to find solutions to sustainably #green the #desert for example by activities through Egyptian Countryside Development Company – الصفحة الرسمية لشركة تنمية الريف المصرى الجديد. lnkd.in/ddf_Kqdlnkd.in/gm3rwQc#organicfarming #composting #plantnutrition
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The Future of Agriculture in Egypt

The final agenda is out !
Join us to SureMap’s webinar (12 October 2020, 14:00-16:00 Cairo Time) on  “Sustainable Resource Management Programme to Solve Deserted Challenges” and engage with the expert speakers.
If you want to register scan the QR code on the poster or click on the link below https://bit.ly/2Fiv397.
The webinar will be delivered in English (free of charge).

The Future of Agriculture in Egypt

The Carbon Footprint Center at Heliopolis University for Sustainable Development published an interesting report on organic agriculture compared to conventional crop production systems based on data and methodologies from FAO. The results are astonishing: 

Organic is cheaper, 
if we include all externalised costs

Read the full report here:  https://www.sekem.com/…/The-Future-of-Agriculture-in-Egypt-…

Small hold farmers would also benefit from true cost accounting!

SureMap Brochures (EN/AR)

You can now check out and download the SureMap brochures developed in May 2020. The brochures are both in English and Arabic. 

Kick-Off Meeting (17-18.02.2020)

The SureMap consortium had its kick-off meeting during 17-18 February 2020 in Cairo, Egypt. The meeting was organized by Heliopolis University and hosted at Ecovilag (Sekem Development Foundation). 

The project partners worked heavily in order to shape and align the work of each work package and co-deliver the value envisioned through SureMap. 

Stay tuned for SureMap’s next steps !