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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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The 4R crop nutrient solution (Updated) - 2015.02.27

Here’s an approach to keep consumers happy, and to boost farmers’ productivity too. This article explores the 4Rs and the complexity we are faced with when it comes to implementation, as well as sustainability and profits. To read the full article, please go to [More]

The Right Step Forward: 4R Nutrient Stewardship for Island Farmers (Updated) - 2015.02.03

As on-farm sustainability continues to emerge as a key topic of discussion in the province, Island farmers are keen to show that they are ahead of the curve when it comes to reducing nutrient losses into the environment. This commitment was formalized today through an extension of a 4R Nutrient Stewardship Memorandum of Understanding between the Canadian Fertilizer Institute (CFI); the Department of Agriculture and Forestry; the Department of Environment, Labour and Justice; the PEI Federation of Agriculture; the PEI Potato Board and the Kensington North Watershed Association. Read the full news release here. [More]

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Upcoming Events

IFA - 2015 Global Safety Summit - 23.03.2015
The International Fertilizer Industry Association (IFA) 2015 Global Safety Summit will be held in Vancouver, BC form March 23-26, 2015. [More]

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2nd Annual Canadian Global Crops Symposium - 13.04.2015
This international event will connect Canada's grains, oilseeds and pulse crop supply chains with buyers and importers from around the globe, and it will showcase Canada's growing capacity to export food and feed commodities. [More]

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Canadian Fertilizer Institute's Legislative Forum 2015 - 21.04.2015
The 2015 Canadian Fertilizer Institute's Legislative Forum will be held in Toronto, Ontario from April 21 - 22, 2015. [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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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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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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