Global Research

GPRI_logo_websiteThe Global Phosphorus Research Initiative (GPRI) is a collaboration between six independent research institutes in Europe, Australia and North America. Our work is the first major research globally to investigate how phosphorus security can ensure global food security. The GPRI undertakes independent, quality, interdisciplinary research on global phosphorus security for future food production. In addition to research, the GPRI also facilitates networking, dialogue and awareness-raising among policy makers, industry, scientists and the community on the implications of global phosphorus scarcity and possible sustainable solutions.

The GPRI was co-founded in early 2008 by researchers at the Institute for Sustainable Futures at the University of Technology, Sydney (UTS), and the Department of Thematic Studies – Water and Environmental Studies at Linköping University, Sweden. Today, GPRI members also include: the French National Institute for Agricultural Research (INRA), the Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI) in Sweden, the University of British Columbia (UBC) in Canada and Plant Research International (PRI) at Wageningen University in The Netherlands. Nobel Prize laureate Prof Paul J Crutzen is the first GPRI Ambassador.