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About Fertilizer Canada

Who We Are

Fertilizer Canada represents manufacturers, wholesale and retail distributors of nitrogen, phosphate, potash and sulphur fertilizers. The fertilizer industry plays an essential role in Canada’s economy, contributing over $23 billion annually and 76,000 jobs. The association is committed to supporting the fertilizer industry with innovative research and programming, while advocating sustainability, stewardship, safety and security through standards and Codes of Practice. As the foundation of Canada’s agri-food sector, Fertilizer Canada continues to make changes that positively impact the environment, the economy, and the social fabrics of Canadian life.

What We Stand For

Vision 2020

Fertilizer Canada works to advance the safe, secure and sustainable use of fertilizer through proactive science-based programs, innovation, and advocacy – benefitting Canada and the world.

Strategic Plan

Fertilizer Canada’s Vision 2020 Strategic Plan outlines the goals and commitments of the association through to the year 2020.

We’re Growing Sustainability®

The fertilizer industry is a leader in sustainability, recognized as an essential to a profitable, environmentally and socially responsible, abundant and healthy food production.

Fertilizer Canada’s Sustainability Principles:

  • Base our decisions and actions on sound science.
  • Promote best practice on–farm nutrient 4R Nutrient Stewardship (Right Source @ Right Rate, Right Time, Right Place).
  • Ensure products are safe, environmentally responsible and effective.
  • Set standards for the safe, secure and environmentally responsive and responsible production, distribution, handling and transportation of fertilizer.
  • Communicate openly and work in partnership with our stakeholders.
  • Encourage transparency and performance reporting.
  • Act with integrity.

The fertilizer industry provides $23 billion annually and 76,000 jobs to the Canadian economy.

What is fertilizer?

Fertilizers are food for plants. Fertilizer helps farmers feed our growing population. Plants require 17 essential nutrients in the soil to survive and to grow. Fertilizers help replenish these nutrients after each harvest.


Our commitment as the unified voice of Canada’s fertilizer industry is to promote the safe, responsible, sustainable and globally competitive fertilizer production, distribution and use.


Fertilizer Canada relies on the leadership and dedication of the Board of Directors, representing members from across the Canadian fertilizer industry.

Our Team

Staff of Fertilizer Canada bring together expertise and achievement to advocate a safe, secure, and sustainable fertilizer industry in Canada.

We represent the interests of manufacturers, wholesale and retail distributors of nitrogen, phosphate, potash and sulphur fertilizers.


Fertilizer Canada monitors news related to issues facing our industry. Read latest news, or sign up for updates sent directly to your inbox to stay current on what’s happening.


Fertilizer Canada organizes a variety of meetings and events. Setting a backdrop for business, the association hosts specialized conferences on topics of interest to the fertilizer industry and its stakeholders.

Educational Outreach

Fertilizer Canada is a strong supporter of the Nutrients for Life Foundation, a registered Canadian charitable organization, committed to bringing educational materials to the classroom, focusing on soil science and agricultural sustainability.


This section provides access to more information and perspectives on the fertilizer industry and related issues in Canada and around the world.