Mosaic Supports Conservation Agriculture at WCCA6
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Mosaic Supports Conservation Agriculture at WCCA6

 
June 23, 2014   |   ShareThis

As a platinum sponsor of the 6th World Congress on Conservation Agriculture, Mosaic promotes sustainable farming practices for a growing world.

In feeding the world, most agree it’s a bad idea to trade our forests for more farms. At Mosaic, we support an increased focus in agriculture education on growing more food, more efficiently—so we don’t have to increase the land area devoted to agriculture.

This concept, known as “sustainable intensification,” is gaining traction among many ag-related groups, including the fertilizer industry, and is one of the central themes of this year’s World Congress on Conservation Agriculture (WCCA).

“At Mosaic, we work hard to help farmers sustainably produce more food per acre,” said Rick McLellan, Mosaic Senior Vice President – Commercial. “We support the World Congress on Conservation Agriculture because of our shared commitment to advancing modern agriculture techniques and careful resource management.”

Improving soil quality through balanced crop nutrition is key to sustainable intensification. Other topics to be covered at the WCCA, held in late June in Winnipeg, Manitoba, include climate resilient cropping systems, and best practices in increasing adoption of conservation agriculture techniques.

700 farmers, researchers, government officials, NGOs and industry partners from around the world will attend the WCCA, and learn about the latest research developments, hear success stories of farmers around the world, and engage in discussion around policy issues confronting governments and societies.

Featured speakers include Dr. David Montgomery, a MacArthur fellow, Washington State University professor and author of Dirt: The Erosion of Civilization; and Dr. Dwayne Beck, who manages the Dakota Lakes Research Farm. The Dakota Lakes Research Farm is owned by a not-for-profit corporation created by family farmers and local businesses, and is managed using conservation agriculture techniques.