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2nd International Workshop on Alternative Potash

Date/Time: 15 June 2017, 09:30 -16:30

Venue: The Geological Society, Burlington House, London W1J 0BJ

Potash is a key plant nutrient that underpins crop production. There is a well-established mining industry that produces 'muriate of potash' (KCl), and this supports agricultural production in the industrialised economies of the world. However, KCl is not necessarily ideal for some soils, such as deeply leached tropical soils, and many farmers simply cannot afford the combined cost of the material and transport from ports.

In these circumstances, the 2nd International Workshop on Alternative Potash provides an opportunity to bring together industry, policy makers, academics and aid agencies with the intention of sharing perspectives on potash as demand grows in line with rising populations and increasing prosperity. Guest speakers will provide an expert view, with volunteered presentations describing specific aspects of potash production and use.

The Workshop will be held at the Geological Society in Burlington House, Piccadilly, London, conveniently located for the head offices of global mining and finance houses as well as other international organisations and those involved in policy.