Phosphorus is an essential element for any living organism, and it cannot be substituted by another element. It is the foundation of bones, teeth and muscles for all mammals, including humans. Phosphorus, a critical component of our DNA, is the basis of providing energy to keep our cells alive and active. That is why nutrition through phosphorus consumption, mainly through plant-based foods greatly contributes to improving human health.
The Global Phosphorus Institute (GPI) is a global organization with a holistic vision, footprint and participation to ensure responsible use of phosphorus through cutting-edge science and stakeholder dialogue.
GPI envisions a world where food is plentiful for everyone, not just a few. By making a difference through excellence in knowledge management and its distribution combined with pioneering phosphorus-related research , GPI’s innovative solutions will feed our world, provide universal access and care for the environment for future generations to come.
As the global hub for all things phosphorus and the convener of stakeholders and networks, GPI will strengthen collaborations across the world. These partnerships will address human and animal nutritional requirements, promote climate-smart and nutrition-sensitive agricultural programs to improve supply-demand chain efficiencies, resolve equity issues and ensure stewardship of a finite non-substitutable resource by :
Assure reliable and affordable access to this essential element and assist farmers to use phosphorus prudently and sustainably
Harness the power of phosphorus through original research and innovation with partnerships around the world
We adhere to the highest professional standards and assure the integrity of our work by uncompromising truthfulness, transparency, accountability, fairness and openness. These values guide our work and influence our choices of available courses of action, means of action and goals of action.
We believe that the results of our work will benefit people around the world and thereby contribute to not only to the vision but also the implementation of globally accepted values of non-violence, respect for human life, justice, reciprocity and the preservation of the environment.