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IPNI Academy

About the Game

Students join the Plant Nutrient Team in a quest to feed their family and our world. Exploring living organisms in the soil, discovering the nitrogen process and participating in a game show are just some of the things you can do in our interactive games section.

Fact Sheets

The basics of N, P and K are covered in a series of simple, easy-to-understand, illustrated fact sheets.

Lesson Plans

To help your students relate to N, P and K visually, we have a variety of suggested lesson plans that are easy for you to put together and even easier for your students to connect with.


Humanity Against Hunger

About the Game

Students take a virtual journey to Africa, in which they become a volunteer to help end the famine caused by soil nutrient depletion. Through the interactive experience, students learn how nitrogen, potassium and phosphorus deficiencies can stunt plant growth in multiple ways. They also learn that replenishing the land with fertilizer can help farmers achieve higher crop yields to feed more people.

At the village, you encounter three maize farmers, each of whom faces a different crop problem. In each scenario, the farmer describes his or her growing conditions and then shows you photos of afflicted maize plants. Using a field manual, you must analyze each situation, offer a diagnosis and then recommend a remedy.