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Description

A central theme of UN Sustainable Development Goals "Zero Hunger" and "Life on Land" is an urgent need to promote sustainable agricultural practices. We have identified a novel soil fertility treatment, sourced from "glacial flour" (sediments released from melting glaciers). Focused upon the Hindu-Kush-Himalayan region, the largest area of mountain glaciers on Earth, and spanning eight countries including seven low/middle income nations (Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Afghanistan, India, Nepal, Bhutan, Pakistan), we will 1) conduct proof-of-concept experiments to demonstrate glacial flour as a crop fertiliser and 2) undertake an unprecedented trans-Himalayan workshop involving eight nations to underpin future GCRF applications.

Layman's description

A central theme of UN Sustainable Development Goals "Zero Hunger" and "Life on Land" is an urgent need to promote sustainable agricultural practices. We have identified a novel soil fertility treatment, sourced from "glacial flour" (sediments released from melting glaciers). Focused upon the Hindu-Kush-Himalayan region, the largest area of mountain glaciers on Earth, and spanning eight countries including seven low/middle income nations (Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Afghanistan, India, Nepal, Bhutan, Pakistan), we will 1) conduct proof-of-concept experiments to demonstrate glacial flour as a crop fertiliser and 2) undertake an unprecedented trans-Himalayan workshop involving eight nations to underpin future GCRF applications.

Key findings

TBD
Alternative titleGlacial Flour Power
AcronymFlour-Power
StatusActive
Effective start/end date1/01/171/04/21