Technical Forum: Microbial Biofertilizers & Sustainable Production
Date: June 21, 2017
Time: 11:00 - 12:00 (EST Time)
Location: IICA Canada Delegation
Information: Ysabel Giroux
Soil is the second largest reservoir of carbon on the planet, next to the oceans. It holds four times more carbon than all the plants and trees in the world. But, human activity like industrial farming is causing a decline in soil fertility by exhausting the carbon-rich organic materials that they contain.
A microbial biofertilizer may be used in regenerative farming practices, offering significant benefits for both agricultural producers and the world’s climate.
A microbial biofertilizer can enhance crop growth and productivity by improving the availability of nutrients in the soil. Its beneficial microorganisms work with soil’s native fertility and the organic and mineral nutrients added by farmers.
It stimulates increased microbial activity in depleted soils and leads to an overall improvement of soil health and fertility. As part of a holistic regenerative farming strategy, it can play an important role in repairing degraded soils worldwide, leading to improved food security while also mitigating CO2 emissions.
Mr. Simon Neufeld, Chief Agronomist, and Paola Correal, Director of Operations, Earth Alive Clean Technologies Inc., will deliver a presentation on an organic-compliant and patented biofertilizer, Earth Alive Soil Activator®. Earth Alive is establishing distribution partnerships throughout the Americas to help farmers access this ground breaking technology to restore their lands and guarantee their livelihoods.