Farmers today are faced with the challenge of meeting an ever-increasing demand for a wide range of high quality, safe foods. But these demands must be satisfied in economically viable ways while safeguarding natural resources and protecting the environment.
The International Potash Institute (IPI) aims to help farmers, and those who advise them, to respond to these challenges by:
- Contributing to the maintenance of soil fertility and the production of nutritious food by conducting related applied research and educational programs.
- Disseminating and transferring the knowledge available on the effects of potassium (K) in soils and its impact on yield, quality and stress tolerance in plants.
- Collecting, analyzing and sharing the results and information on the effects of balanced fertilization to optimize the use of plant nutrition.
IPI Foundation and Coordinators
IPI is a non-governmental and non-profit organization with its headquarters in Horgen, Switzerland. Founded in 1952 by German and French potash producers, it is now supported by producers in Europe and the Near East.
IPI carries out the major part of its work through a network of coordinators that work closely with researchers, government offices, extension and agribusiness.
IPI’s mission is to develop and promote balanced fertilization for the production of higher yields and more nutritious food, together with ensuring sustainability of production through conservation of soil fertility for future generations.
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