Fertilizers and supplements are the most important crop input. Agricultural producers in Canada spend $2.6 billion on fertilizers and supplements per year, more than on pesticides, seeds, fuel or any other crop inputs.
The prosperity of the agriculture and agri-food industry in Canada is dependent on agricultural producers’ timely access to safe and effective fertilizers and supplements.
The current regulatory system has served the industry well by ensuring a science-based and consistent regulatory environment for fertilizers and supplements, and supporting the principles of efficacy and safety for all products.
Given recent developments in the fertilizer and supplement industries, current government policies and regulations can be improved to better meet the needs of agricultural producers, industry or other stakeholders in Canada.
Increasing consumer interest and concern over food safety and the environment requires better communications regarding the safety and efficacy of fertilizers and supplements to agricultural producers and civil society, including the urban audience.
Some of the activities of the CFPF include:
The Canadian Fertilizer Products Forum is a vehicle for stakeholders to address policy, research and communications issues in a coherent and consensus-based fashion.