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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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2014 Grow Canada Announcement (Updated) - 2014.12.03

Agriculture has a role in protecting the environment. A key component is ensuring Canada's valuable water bodies are preserved and safe. The Canadian Fertilizer Institute, Ducks Unlimited Canada and the Soil Conservation Council of Canada have been working in partnership toward a common goal of protecting the quality of Canada's lakes, rivers and groundwater. Click for the full news release. [More]

Canadian Roundtable for Sustainable Crops Holds Launch Today (Updated) - 2014.11.27

Bringing together leaders from all corners of the grains value chain, the Canadian Roundtable for Sustainable Crops (CRSC) will hold its official launch today in Ottawa. [More]

Sustainable 4R Nutrient Stewardship practices implemented on New Brunswick soils (Updated) - 2014.11.20

Today, the New Brunswick Soil and Crop Improvement Association (NBSCIA) signed a 4R Nutrient Stewardship Memorandum of Understanding with the Canadian Fertilizer Institute (CFI). Endorsed by the government of New Brunswick, the agreement focuses on environmental action and agricultural sustainability with improved fertilizer use by implementing 4R Nutrient Stewardship demonstration farms across the province. [More]


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Upcoming Events

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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TFI Annual Meeting - 09.02.2015
The Fertilizer Marketing Business Meeting, which is held in February each year, brings together members from each sector of the fertilizer industry for two days of networking and conducting business leading up to the spring planting season. The 2015 Fertilizer Marketing Business Meeting will be held Feb. 9-11, 2015 at the Westin Kierland in Scottsdale, Ariz. [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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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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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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North American Fertilizer Transportation Forum 2015 - 17.08.2015
Join us in Vancouver, BC, for the North American Fertilizer Transportation Forum on August 17, 2015. [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 - 2014/15 First Quarter [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

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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