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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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Bill C-18 Briefing to House of Commons Standing Committee on Agriculture and Agri-Food (Updated) - 2014.10.30

On October 30, 2014 CFI appeared before the House of Commons Standing Committee on Agriculture and Agri-Food in view of its study of Bill C-18, An Act to amend certain Acts relating to agriculture and agri-food (Agricultural Growth Act) [More]

New partnership launched to protect water quality and support Ontario agriculture (Updated) - 2014.10.06

CFI and GFO announce a $65,000 partnership that will protect water quality in Ontario and support the sustainable intensification of agriculture in the region. [More]

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Upcoming Events

Parliamentary Forum 2014 - 04.11.2014
Join the Canadian Fertilizer Institute for our annual Parliamentary Forum in Ottawa November 4 ? 5, 2014. [More]

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Fertilizer Outlook and Technology Conference - 18.11.2014
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. [More]

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GrowCanada Conference 2014 - CropLife Canada - 02.12.2014
GrowCanada 2014: Optimism and opportunities [More]

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Agricultural Retailers Association Annual Conference and Expo - 02.12.2014
The Agricultural Retailers Association Annual Conference and Expo December 2-4 at the Sheraton New Orleans - French Quarter will help you navigate the changing ag retail landscape through panel discussions, presentations, networking and exhibits. [More]

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IFA Joint Agriculture & Communications Meeting - 13.01.2015
What are the key global issues affecting the fertilizer industry worldwide? • What are the key global issues affecting the fertilizer industry worldwide? • Why does the UN matter for the fertilizer industry? • How can we promote nutrient stewardship globally? [More]

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FarmTech 2015 - 27.01.2015
FarmTech 2015 [More]

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The CAAR Conference 2015 - 18.02.2015
Join us as we celebrate the 20th anniversary of CAAR bringing The CAAR Conference to the heart of the Okanagan Valley, Feb. 18-19, 2015 to Kelowna, BC! [More]

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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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Canadian Fertilizer Institute's 70th Annual Conference - 16.08.2015
CFI's 70th Annual Conference 2015 in Vancouver [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]
  • CFI submission to Discussion Paper ? Review of Third Party Liability and Compensation Regime for Rail [View Document]
  • Fertilizer Shipments Survey - July 2013 to June 2014 (English) [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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School Garden

The School Garden Network is an initiative of Nutrients for Life Canada and provides a showcase for existing school gardens. By providing curriculum mapping, exemplar garden activity resources and connecting schools to available community resources, the School Garden Network is a catalyst to help new school gardens flourish.

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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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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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Crop Nutrients

The Crop Nutrients Council strives to be a source of information for federal and provincial governments, as well as growers and the general public, and co-ordinates communication to these audiences about environmentally sound crop nutrient practices in the production of food.

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Canadian Fertilizer Products Forum

CFPF is a stakeholder-led initiative to improve the regulatory system for fertilizers and supplements building a national consensus with all stakeholders. Fertilizers and supplements are the most important crop input and the prosperity of the agriculture and agri-food industry depends on a modern regulatory system that ensures timely access to safe and effective products.

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