International Nitrogen Conferences

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

In lieu of the postponed 8th INI Global Nitrogen Conference (INI2020) due to COVID-19, a virtual 'curtain raiser' event was held online on 4th May 2020. Its recording is available here.

INI thanks the 420 enthsiastic participants of the virtual curtain raiser event for making it a grand success. The new dates for the full in-person conference will be announced soon here

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.