Integrated solutions for sustainable land management

September 9, 2015

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John Ridley is managing director of the Converte fertiliser and plant food business in Griffith.

The 2015 International Year of Soils aims to increase awareness and understanding of the importance of soil for food security and essential ecosystem functions.

As a company specialising in soil health, Converte understands the importance of taking care of this most precious asset.

Converte managing director John Ridley will talk about the future of food based on his 28 years of experience working in sustainable resource management.

These include challenges to the global food system, integrated solutions for sustainable land and water management, the importance of microbes in farming, why soil health is important and nutrition quality over quantity.

Mr Ridley is an environmental scientist and sustainability professional with 28 years practical experience in environmental management across three continents.

He specialises in biological systems, sustainable resource management, carbon sequestration and environmental assessment and planning.

After 15 years in environmental engineering, Mr Ridley now focuses his time on the commercialisation of Australian ideas, which can be both sustainable, scalable and make a difference.