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Greenland has an urgent need for business development, and many countries in the tropics desperately need to increase their agricultural production.

Can mud benefit the Greenlandic economy and simultaneously solve global problems?

In a cross disciplinary research project, we wish to test if Greenlandic mud - glacial rock flour - can be used to revitalize depleted and exhausted soils as well as identify any potential negative effects of the exhumation, transportation or general use of the mud.

The project is a collaboration between The Natural History Museum of DenmarkThe Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences at the University of Copenhagen, The University of Greenland, The National Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland and the logistics company Usisaat in Nuuk.

In order to examine the practical use of the mud in the tropics we are working with The Agricultural Research Institute of Soil Sciences at the University of São Paulo.

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