Representing the global fertilizer industry
The International Fertilizer Industry Association (IFA) is a not-for-profit organization representing the global fertilizer industry. Our members serve farmers everywhere as they meet the world's growing food, feed, fiber and bioenergy needs in a sustainable manner.
IFA has some 525 members in about 85 countries. About half of the membership is based in developing countries. IFA member companies represent all activities related to the production, trade, transport and distribution of every type of fertilizer, their raw materials and intermediates. IFA’s membership also includes organizations involved in construction, engineering, consulting, agronomic research and training.
The global fertilizer industry produces some 170 million tons of fertilizer nutrients annually. These are used in every corner of the globe to support agricultural production. There is no substitute for the nutrients absorbed by crops. As a major source of these nutrients, fertilizers therefore represent an essential ingredient in the drive towards world food security.
Fostering Consultations with International Organizations
IFA has consultative status with various agencies of the United Nations (UN), including:
- Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)
- International Maritime Organization (IMO)
- UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD)
- UN Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO)
- Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC)
The Association also cooperates actively with:
- Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR)
- Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
- UN Environment Program (UNEP)
- World Trade Organization (WTO)
IFA was founded in 1927 as the International Superphosphate Manufacturers Association.
Information provided by IFA