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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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Now Available: Fertilizer Shipments Survey (Updated) - 2014.08.27

The Fertilizer Shipments Survey is a mandatory Statistics Canada survey conducted by Agriculture Division on behalf of the Canadian Fertilizer Institute and Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC), starting in 2008. The information from this survey is essential to AAFC to support Canada's international reporting obligations of inventory of Greenhouse Gas emissions. [More]

Let's ask Kids about Potash! (Updated) - 2014.08.13

As we approach the one year mark since the launch of “Potash: Feeding the World,” CFI has developed a new video which illustrates how powerful the exhibit is in providing a valuable educational experience for children and youth. Please enjoy the “Let's ask Kids about Potash” video, and feel free share amongst your networks. [More]


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Upcoming Events

2014 Croplife AC and the Atlantic Fertilizer Council's Annual General Meetings - 16.09.2014
Join fellow delegates from the fertilizer industry at this year's CropLife AC and Atlantic Fertilizer Council's Annual General Meeting. Take part in golf tournaments, gala banquets, presentations and stay-up-date on the current issues and goals of the fertilizer industry. [More]

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TFI World Fertilizer Conference - 07.09.2014
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. The 2014 World Fertilizer Conference will be held Sept. 7-9 at the Westin St. Francis in San Francisco, Calif. Conference information will be available in May, 2014. [More]

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Fire-Rescue Canada - 14.09.2014
FIRE-RESCUE CANADA is one of CAFC's most important events of the year. This annual four-day event attracts leading authorities and vendors from all sectors of the Fire & Emergency Services community. Fire-Rescue Canada focuses on education through numerous guest speakers, seminars and a three-day Vendors Gallery and attracts delegates from across Canada and the United States. [More]

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Canadian Fertilizer Products Forum 2014 - 15.10.2014
The CFPF is a stakeholder-led initiative launched in November 2006 to improve the regulatory system for fertilizers and supplements building a national consensus with all stakeholders. [More]

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North American Fertilizer Transportation Conference - 19.10.2014
The North American Fertilizer Transportation Conference is co-hosted by The Fertilizer Institute (TFI) and the Canadian Fertilizer Institute (CFI). The meeting provides an opportunity for shippers and carriers to discuss issues of concern and work to reach mutually-beneficial solutions to logistical problems. [More]

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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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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

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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