28 Jan 2016
09:00 - Regulations
11:00 - Reg/DAFF
29 Jan 2016
09:00 - Publications
10:45 - Quality Mgt
14:00 - Training
56th Annual Congress
Feedback on the 2015 Soil Fertility and Plant Nutrition Symposium
IFA position on crop NUE
4R Extension handbook (IPNI)
Harvest Zinc Fertiliser Project
Africa's Agricultural Potential
Fertasa is a recognised and preferred body aimed at promoting the image of the fertiliser industry through:
This is because Fertasa members are committed to:
- Promoting the integrity of each member and building preferential trust for their products and services.
- Enhancing and protecting the interest of its members through effective engagement with government and organised agriculture.
- A code of conduct;
- An audited set of standards;
- Relevant scientifically based recommendations;
- Continual learning and improvement
To provide a credible platform to promote the responsible and sustainable use of fertilisers.
To be recognised as the representative voice for the fertiliser industry
and as the stamp of approval for responsible and sustainable soil fertility and plant nutrition in Southern Africa.
Code of Conduct
Members of Fertasa subscribe to a code of conduct and undertake to:
- Conform to the mission and objectives of Fertasa as stipulated in the Memorandum of Incorporation;
- Act in accordance with the letter and spirit of laws and regulations which have relevance on the
fertiliser and agricultural lime industries;
- Respect and honour contractual agreements entered into with their customers and suppliers;
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----------> Healthy soils for a healthy life
World renowned soil scientist emphasises crucial role of plant nutrients for soil health at IFA 2015 Annual Conference
IFA Press Release: Istanbul, Turkey, 25 May 2015 – To commemorate the International Year of Soils, world
renowned soil scientist, Dr Pedro Sanchez, the 2002 World Food Prize Laureate and Director of Agriculture and Food Security
Center at The Earth Institute at Columbia University gave a commemorative lecture titled Fertilizers and Soil Health -
Debunking the Myths, at IFA’s 83rd Annual Conference held in Istanbul on 25-27 May.
The lecture was introduced by IFA President Ms Esin Mete who highlighted the importance of the International Year of Soils
saying that “this often overlooked resource is vital to food security and economic development and IFA and its members
aim to conserve, sustainably manage and rehabilitate degraded land by promoting the adequate use of soil nutrients.”
Dr Sanchez highlighted the importance of soil health as “the continued capacity of the soil to function as a vital living ecosystem,
that sustains plants, animals and humans.” The lecture went on to debunk what he referred to as “myths about fertilisers and soil
health,” which are simply not true.
“The claim that fertilisers poison the soil is false,” Sanchez explained, as long as they are applied at agronomically correct rates,”
Another myth dispelled by Sanchez was that organic fertilisers provide better plant nutrition.
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FERTASA announces with pride its members who have been
awarded the FERTASA Certificate of Compliance:
Profert - Davey Road, Durban
Profert - Methvin Road, Durban
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