Join Us in Frankfurt am Main, Germany | June 24-26, 2019

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About the Training


The three-day IFDC-IFA training program is designed to:

  • Provide participants with information on Slow-, Controlled-Release, and Stabilized Fertilizers.
  • Examine the status of the most recent technology trends in the production of Slow-, Controlled-Release, and Stabilized Fertilizers.
  • Provide an opportunity to exchange ideas with experts and training participants and to visit modern agricultural research facilities at BASF in Limburgerhof.
  • Increase understanding of the policy and regulatory issues around Slow-, Controlled-Release, and Stabilized Fertilizers.


Since 2001, IFDC and IFA have been conducting biennial training programs to share knowledge and exchange information with representatives of the fertilizer industry regarding different production technologies and products. This year, IFDC and IFA are shifting the focus of the training to feature Slow-, Controlled-Release, and Stabilized Fertilizers to attract the interest of producers seeking to diversify their fertilizer product range.

The 2019 international training on Production of Slow-, Controlled Release and Stabilized Fertilizers will take place in Frankfurt am Main, Germany, during June 24-26, attracting participants from the fertilizer industry and stakeholders from around the world.

The program will provide basic knowledge on the production of these fertilizers and on their use as an effective means of increasing crop productivity.

Training Program Content


  • Professionals working in the fertilizer industry and its stakeholders.
  • Executives and senior managers.
  • Professionals in production environment and research.


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

  • Overview of the Fertilizer Industry
  • Opportunities, Uses, Applications, and Performance for Slow-, Controlled-Release, and Stabilized Fertilizers
  • Urease and Nitrification Inhibitors
  • Enhanced Efficiency Products
  • Advances in Polymer Coating Technology
  • Regulatory Issues Related to Slow-, Controlled-Release, and Stabilized Fertilizers
  • A Tour of the BASF Agricultural Research Center

Venue and Fees


Located directly on the bank of the river Main, in the heart of the city, the InterContinental® Frankfurt offers 467 rooms and suites with timelessly elegant design and high-grade materials. The main railway station, historical sights, museums and theaters are only a few minutes’ walk away. The best shopping facilities of the city as well as the financial district are also within easy reach. The trade show venue Messe Frankfurt is only one underground station away and you can get to the Frankfurt airport in about 20 minutes. Rate: 159 Euro (single)

InterContinental® Frankfurt
Wilhelm-Leuschner-Strasse 43, 60329 Frankfurt am Main
Phone: +49 (0)69 2605 2501
Fax: +49 (0)69 2605 2403


The training program on Production of Slow-, Controlled-Release, and Stabilized Fertilizers will be held at the InterContinental® Frankfurt. Training participants can book a room at negotiated rates at the InterContinental, Crowne Plaza Frankfurt-Congress Hotel, or Hotel Excelsior. See below for more details and rates.

Crowne Plaza Frankfurt-Congress Hotel
Rate: 149 Euro (single room)
Lyoner Straße 44-48 | 60528 Frankfurt | Germany
+49 69 6633 2237 |



The program fee for the three-day workshop is US $1,800 per participant for IFA members and US $1,900 for non-IFA members (both inclusive of a US $250 nonrefundable deposit). Participants have the opportunity to pay an early-bird rate of $1,650 ( for IFA members) or $1,750 (non-IFA members) if registration and payment are received by April 26. Registration and payment should reach IFDC no later than May 27, 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.

IFDC is offering a group discount rate for organizations wishing to enroll multiple participants. For one through four participants, there will be no discount. For five through 10 participants, we’re offering a 10 percent discount. For more than 10 participants, we’re offering a 20 percent discount. Discounts apply only to program fees and do not include a wire fee.


The program fee, less the non-refundable deposit, 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.

Click here to register online.


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.

The program fee covers registration, training, and reference material (including the IFDC/UNIDO Fertilizer Manual), 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.



APPLICATIONS FOR VISAS SHOULD BE MADE AS EARLY AS POSSIBLE. Participants who are not eligible to enter Germany without a visa should submit their application for a visa through the respective embassy or consulate in their country of residence. All required immunizations and health formalities should be completed. Medical insurance should be obtained by participants. The workshop fee does not cover any medical insurance or expenses.


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.



The International Fertilizer Association (IFA) was founded in 1927 and is the only global fertilizer association with a membership of 480 companies in 68 countries. forty-five percent of IFA’s membership is based in developing economies. IFA members represent 75-80% of global fertilizer production.

IFA’s members include fertilizer producers, traders and distributors, as well as their associations, service providers to the industry, research organizations, and non-governmental organizations (NGOs).

IFA’s vision: Productive and sustainable agricultural systems contribute to a world free of hunger and malnutrition.

IFA’s mission: IFA promotes the efficient and responsible production, distribution and use of plant nutrients.

IFA’s approach: IFA provides a framework for exchange and collaboration among its members on areas of common interest, and a structure for agreeing on common positions.

For all Training Program inquiries, contact:

Bridget Okumu
Training Coordinator

IFDC Kenya
C/o ICIPE Campus
Duduville, Kasarani, Thika Road
P.O Box 30772-00100
Nairobi Kenya
Telephone: +254 (20) 514 3600

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