International Nitrogen Conferences
The INI holds a conference every three years, inviting members of the international nitrogen community to meet up and discuss ideas and exchange knowledge on nitrogen issues.
A brief overview of recent INI conferences and output documents are provided below.
The 8th International Nitrogen Conference
The 8th INI conference is due to be held in Berlin, Germany. Dates are still to be confirmed, but it is likely to be held in late 2019/early 2020.
More information on this will be available in the future.
The 7th International Nitrogen Conference
The last INI conference was held in Melbourne, in December 2016. The overarching theme of the conference was "Solutions to improve nitrogen use efficiency for the world" and addressed “The Nutrient Nexus” of reducing nutrient losses while producing food and energy for all of our human family while reducing nitrogen’s negative effects on the environment and human health.
The conference was attended by 380 delegates from over 33 countries.
For more information on the conference, please click here.
A key output of the conference was The Melbourne Declaration, which can be accessed here.
The 6th International Nitrogen Conference
The 6th INI conference was held in Kampala, Uganda in November 2013. The theme of this conference was "Just Enough N:Perspectives on how to get there for ‘too much’ and ‘too little’ regions".
A key output this conference was the 'Kampala Statement-for-Action on Reactive Nitrogen in Africa and Globally'. This document outlines the situation of reactive nitrogen, its benefits and the related environmental threats in Sub-Saharan Africa and globally. This document can be accessed by clicking the here.
Earlier International Nitrogen Conferences
The INI have held earlier conferences in the Netherlands, USA, China, Brazil and India. All have been influential in building momentum towards a common objective to design more productive, economic, and sustainable food and energy production systems, to meet the challenges of the growing global population in a changing environment.