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Who We Are The Canadian Fertilizer Institute (CFI) is an industry association that represents manufacturers, wholesale and retail distributors of nitrogen, phosphate and potash fertilizers. [Learn more]

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Fertilizer Shipments Survey for 2014-2015 third quarter released (Updated) - 2015.05.14

Shipments of monoammonium phosphate within Canada increased by 140 000 tonnes (+16%) from the third quarter of the 2013/2014 fertilizer year to 1.0 million tonnes in the third quarter of 2014/2015. [More]

World Fertilizer Safety Day: Be the Difference (Updated) - 2015.04.28

OTTAWA (ON) – Today, international stakeholders mark the first-ever World Fertilizer Safety Day, reminding us that zero accidents relies on continued effort and partnership. Canada’s fertilizer industry has taken significant steps to manage the risks of fertilizer products throughout their life-cycle. [More]

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Upcoming Events

IFA Annual Conference - 25.05.2015
IFA’s Annual Meeting to be held in Istanbul from 25-27 May of 2015! Aptly referred to as the “City of all Senses,” Istanbul will not only provide a great venue for our annual meeting, but also entice you with its wonderful sights, sounds and smells! [More]

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Canada's Farm Progress Show - 17.06.2015
Canada’s Farm Progress Show is Canada’s largest dryland technology show. Over 800 exhibitors and over 45,000 people attend each year from 55 countries. Exhibits extend throughout the 102 acre park and 1,900,000 square feet of show space. Canada’s Farm Progress Show is the premiere trade show event for dryland farm equipment, technology and an exclusive area to those farmers who also use livestock as a source of income. [More]

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2015 International Stewardship Symposium - 14.07.2015
Please join us at the 2015 International Stewardship Symposium to discuss the issues and solutions for how we can feed the burgeoning population and help producers meet the growing global demand for food, feed, fiber and fuel in an increasingly sustainable manner. [More]

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88th SouthWestern Fertilizer Conference - 18.07.2015
Today, “The Southwest,” as it is often referred to within the industry, is one of the largest and most prominent annual gatherings of fertilizer industry professionals in the world. The conference attracts upper-level management and sales personnel representing fertilizer manufacturers, distributors, brokers and dealers. Last year, over 1,600 individuals from 46 states and 17 countries registered for the SWFC [More]

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North American Fertilizer Transportation Forum 2015 - 16.08.2015
Join us in Vancouver, BC, for the North American Fertilizer Transportation Forum on August 16 - 18, 2015. [More]

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Canadian Fertilizer Institute's 70th Annual Conference - 17.08.2015
Canadian Fertilizer Institute's 70th Annual Conference The city of Vancouver is renowned for its incomparable natural beauty and cultural diversity. This vibrant city is surrounded by towering mountain peaks and deep blue ocean waters. The naturally strategic location, entrepreneurial spirit and competitive advantages of Vancouver make this location ideal for the celebration of an industry milestone. [More]

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TFI World Fertilizer Conference - 27.09.2015
TFI's largest meeting, the World Fertilizer Conference, draws approximately 800-900 delegates from as many as 60 different countries that represent all sectors of the fertilizer industry. The conference, which takes place each September, provides two days of networking and conducting business with industry leaders. The agenda includes two breakfast sessions with high profile speakers focusing on the global challenges facing the fertilizer industry. [More]

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Fertilizer Outlook and Technology Conference - 10.11.2015
The Fertilizer Institute (TFI) and the Fertilizer Industry Round Table (FIRT) jointly host the Fertilizer Outlook and Technology Conference in the fall of each year. The conference is geared towards industry members, financial analysts, business consultants, trade press representatives, agricultural retailers, agronomists, engineers and government economists. Conference participants can expect to gain perspective on the outlook for agriculture and major fertilizer materials and inputs from industry experts. New technology and issues that impact plant nutrition are also key topics of discussion at the conference. The 2014 Fertilizer Outlook and Technology Conference will take place Nov. 18-20 in Savannah, Ga., at the Hyatt Regency Savannah. [More]

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Canadian Fertilizer Institute's 71st Annual Conference - 12.08.2016
CFI's 71st Annual Conference 2016 - Mont-Tremblant, QC [More]

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Key Documents
  • CFI Submission to Manitoba Bill 46 [View Document]
  • DRAFT - Supplemental Information Document For The Quantification Protocol for Agricultural Nitrous Oxide Emission Reductions [View Document]
  • CFI Briefing to the Standing Committee on Transport, Infrastructure and Communities ? English [View Document]
  • CFI Briefing to the Standing Committee on Transport, Infrastructure and Communities ? French [View Document]
  • Great Lakes Protection Act Submission - April 26, 2013 [View Document]
  • Fertilizer Industry Report 2013 [View Document]
  • 2013 Annual Energy and Mines Ministers Conference [View Document]
  • CFI-UFC Submission-Waste Reduction Act 2013 [View Document]
  • CFI Federal Pre-Budget Submission [View Document]
  • CFI Lake Erie Brief [View Document]
  • Comments to UN Committee on World Food Security - Regional Consultation on Responsible Agricultural Investment [View Document]
  • Understanding Fertilizer in the World Brochure [View Document]
  • Fertilizer Shipments Survey - 2014/15 First Quarter [English] [View Document]
  • CFI Annual Report 2014 (eng) [View Document]
  • CFI Annual Report 2014 (FR) [View Document]

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Welcome to the Canadian Fertilizer Institute. Below you can find all CFI programming that is valuable and beneficial to you. Learn more about these initiatives by clicking on the icons or check out the websites directly.

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Farming 4R Future

Farming 4R Future is home to collaborative programs that empower farmers across Canada to utilize the 4R Nutrient Stewardship framework to help meet the common goal of a sustainable agricultural industry.

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Fertilizer Safety & Security Council

The FSSC promotes the safe and secure manufacturing, handling, storage, transportation and application of commercial fertilizers thereby protecting employees, transportation workers, first responders, farmers and the general public from risk due to accidental release, environmental emergency, or criminal misuse of fertilizer products.

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GrowZone was developed by the Canadian Fertilizer Institute to provide continuing education to fertilizer industry workers. Modules include training on driver fatigue, Ammonium Nitrate Security, Nitrous Oxide Emissions Protocol (NERP), and 4R Nutrient Stewardship.

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Nutrients for Life

Nutrients for Life Foundation Canada is a registered Canadian charitable organization made up of educators, community groups, scientists and representatives from the agricultural sector, including farmers, agri-retailers and members of the fertilizer industry. Together NFL produces and distributes educational materials on soil science and agricultural sustainability.

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Roots for Growth

Roots for Growth is an international campaign that highlights the role of fertilizers, crop nutrition and soil health in global agriculture. The initiative has partnered with farmers, environmental leaders, agronomists, scientists and governments, who share knowledge, develop innovations and improve farmer’s access to markets – both locally and globally.

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Greener World

The Greener World campaign helps homeowners and turf management professionals learn how best to fertilize their lawns and gardens following the 4R Nutrient Stewardship of fertilizer use which results in healthy green spaces and a greener, cleaner world.

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