Production of Phosphate-Based Fertilizers

Join Us in Surabaya, Indonesia | October 28-November 1, 2019

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About the Training


Since 2001, IFDC and IFA have been conducting trainings on the Production of Phosphate-based Fertilizers to share knowledge and exchange information with representatives of the phosphate fertilizer industry regarding the different production technologies. Unlike other similar training programs in the industry, IFDC/IFA trainings are not process/product specific but combine all phosphate-based fertilizer processes.

The 2019 international training will take place in Surabaya, Indonesia, from October 28 to November 1, 2019, attracting phosphate fertilizer production engineers and other specialists around the world.

Phosphate fertilizers include single superphosphate (SSP), triple superphosphate (TSP), diammonium (DAP), monoammonium phosphate (MAP), and ground phosphate rock. They are effective means of correcting soil phosphorus deficiencies and increasing the production of high yielding and better quality crops. Phosphorus is critical to the current and future food security in the world.

Phosphate rock is the primary source of phosphorus and the main raw material from which phosphate fertilizers are produced. While phosphate rock is a non-renewable resource and finite, phosphorus, on the other hand, is a renewable resource that can be reused within economic and technical limits. IFDC and IFA, together with their partners in the fertilizer industry, are committed to the sustainable use of all phosphorus resources. For this reason, they have jointly organized this international workshop on Phosphate Fertilizer Production Technology, with an ultimate goal to increase efficiencies and reduce losses in phosphate fertilizer production processes.



The five-day IFA-IFDC workshop is designed to:

  • Provide engineers and other specialists in the fertilizer industry with an in-depth view of phosphate fertilizer production technologies.
  • Improve participants’ technical knowledge across a broad range of phosphate production techniques, including understanding the best available technology options, economic factors impacting the sector, energy use scenarios and the best approaches to safety and environmental management.
  • Enhance the participants’ analytical and troubleshooting skills in order to better identify and resolve operational inefficiencies of their facilities.
  • Provide an opportunity for networking and to exchange ideas on a range of production topics with leading technology experts and workshop participants.



Topics to be addressed by a faculty of industry experts will include:

  • Phosphate Rock Beneficiation.
  • Phosphoric acid production.
  • Uses of Industry by-products/Regulations.
  • Fertilizer quality.
  • Energy, environmental, safety and product stewardship issues.
  • Bulk Blends.
  • Phosphate fertilizer production:
    • Single and Triple Superphosphate
    • Ammonium Phosphates
    • Nitrophosphates
    • Compound (NPK) Fertilizers:
      • Ammonium Phosphate Based
      • Ammonium Nitrate Based
      • Urea Based
  • Field trip to visit a compound NPK production complex.

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The workshop is designed for new and old engineers including other personnel working in the fertilizer industry, particularly those who have recently assumed new responsibilities, to renew and/or increase their technical knowledge in phosphate fertilizer production and for engineers to become better acquainted with the best available production processes in the industry. Previous workshops have also attracted other specialists in the fertilizer industry such as executives, senior managers and those involved in areas of environment and research, all of whom have found the program useful. Entrepreneurs have also benefited from the program.



Shangri La Hotel in Surabaya

IFDC has arranged a special participant price of Rp. 1,200,000/night (US $85). Please make booking arrangements as soon as possible, as space is limited.



Enrollment and Fees

The program fee for the five-day workshop is US $2,950 per participant for IFA members and US $3,050 for non-IFA members (both inclusive of a US $250 nonrefundable deposit).

Participants have the opportunity to pay an early-bird rate of $2,700 ( for IFA members) or $2,800 (non-IFA members) if registration and payment are received by August 19, 2019. Registration and payment should reach IFDC no later than September 20, 2019, four weeks before the program is scheduled. Payments received thereafter will be accepted at IFDC’s discretion and incur a late fee. Please refer to the table below for pricing.

Group discounts are available for those organizations who sponsor multiple participants. Discounts are available according to the schedule below.


Refund Policy: The program fee, less the non-refundable deposit and, if applicable, the wire fee, will be refunded for cancellations made two (2) weeks before the commencement of the program. Ninety percent of the paid fee will be returned and 10 percent, in addition to the deposit, will be charged to cover administrative costs for cancellations made between two (2) weeks and one (1) week before the commencement of the program. Cancellations made less than one (1) week before the commencement of the program will receive no refund.

Registration will be on a first-come, first-served basis. Paid participants will receive priority. An organization wishing to enroll more than one participant should supply information and payment for each participant.

The program fee covers registration, training and reference material, coffee/tea breaks, all lunches and surface transportation on field trips. The fee does not include air travel, lodging and dinner expenses, or medical and communication expenses.

Payment Options

Payment of the program fee can be made by:

(1) check or draft payable to IFDC;

(2) wire transfer to IFDC’s account in the U.S.A. through First Metro Bank, 406 West Avalon Avenue, Muscle Shoals, Alabama, U.S.A., ABA number 062203955 for credit to IFDC account number 55281;

or (3) major credit card – MasterCard, Visa or American Express.

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About IFDC

IFDC is a nonprofit, public international organization (PIO) dedicated to increasing agricultural productivity and food production through the development and use of plant nutrients in sustainable crop production systems. Headquartered in Muscle Shoals, Alabama, U.S.A., IFDC is involved in human resource development, research and technical assistance in collaboration with public, private, national and international organizations throughout the world. IFDC has conducted more than 700 formal workshops, study tours and training programs for over 11,000 participants from over 150 countries since 1974. The programs have covered a wide range of subjects including integrated soil fertility management and fertilizer use efficiency, fertilizer production technology, agro-input dealerships, competitive marketing, supply chain management, investment analysis, policy reforms and numerous specialized topics.

For all Training Program inquiries, contact:

Bridget Okumu
Training Coordinator

C/o ICIPE Campus, Duduville, Kasarani, Thika Road P.O Box 30772-00100 Nairobi Kenya
office: +254 (20) 514 3600 cell: +254 728 561 710 | skype: baokumu 

As a nonprofit organization, IFDC does not finance or sponsor any participant.