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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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CFI announces three new partnerships (Updated) - 2014.04.09

The Canadian Fertilizer Institute is proud announce memorandums of understanding signed with Areca, Capital Power and Lakeland College. [More]

Study shows impact of best fertilizer practices for Alberta grain farmers (Updated) - 2014.04.07

A recent study shows that following best practices in fertilizer use under the Nitrous Oxide Emissions Reduction Protocol (NERP), can increase yields and increase returns for Alberta grain farmers by as much as $87 per acre. [More]

FarmTech 2014 video is now available through Farming 4R Land resources (Updated) - 2014.04.02

Watch the 4R Nutrient Stewardship team in action as they educate farmers, agronomists, agri-retailers, students and others about the importance of proper nutrient management. [More]


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Upcoming Events

International Stewardship Symposium - 15.07.2014
Save the Date: July 15 - 16, 2014 in Saskatoon, SK Agriculture, research, and farming communities come together to discuss solutions to the increasing food demands of our world’s growing population. This will require greater sustainability efforts and more efficient use of plant nutrients, as well as special care of our waterways and soils. [More]

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International Stewardship Symposium - Student Delegate Registration - 15.07.2014
Save the Date: July 15 - 16, 2014 in Saskatoon, SK Agriculture, research, and farming communities come together to discuss solutions to the increasing food demands of our world’s growing population. This will require greater sustainability efforts and more efficient use of plant nutrients, as well as special care of our waterways and soils. [More]

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Canadian Fertilizer Institute's 69th Annual Conference - 18.08.2014
This year, the Canadian Fertilizer Institute invites you to a city boasting beautiful heritage buildings, landmarks and an exciting city center, telling stories of its past, while directing Ottawa's present and future. Join us for the Canadian Fertilizer Institute's 69th Annual Conference in Canada's capital - Ottawa, Ontario. [More]

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Energy Summit 2014 - 14.05.2014
Energy Summit 2014 – Where Efficiency Meets Profitability is being held May 14-15 at Sheraton on the Falls in Niagara Falls, Ontario. This event will bring together industry leaders, government officials, energy efficiency champions and suppliers to exchange ideas and explore topics. [More]

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Federation of Canadian Municipalities Annual Conference and Trade Show - 30.05.2014
From May 30–June 2, 2014, Canada's municipal movement will come together at FCM's Annual Conference in Niagara Falls, ON. [More]

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Canada's Farm Progress Show - 18.06.2014
The country’s Largest Trade Show is a dry land farm technology show that annually attracts 45,000 visitors from around the globe. [More]

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Southwestern Fertilizer Conference - 19.07.2014
89th Annual Southwestern Fertilizer Conference [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]
  • CFI - Annual Report 2013 [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]

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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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