About IFA

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. 45% 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 us, the benefit of IFA is when Members align on key messages, align on common goals, and align on what is important for us to address as an industry, for example sustainable agriculture. We as an industry achieve far more than any one company could individually, we gain credibility and we provide leverage around many of the issues that our industry faces”

―Long-standing IFA Member, President and CEO, West Asia

IFA Governance

Members are grouped into nine regional constituencies: Africa, East Asia, Eastern and Central Europe, Latin America, North America, Oceania, South Asia, West Asia and Western and Central Europe.

IFA's Board

The IFA Board of Directors is responsible for the management of the Association's business, for which purpose it may exercise all the powers of the Association. The number of Board seats per region is determined according to a calculation based on that region's share of global fertilizer production, consumption and of total IFA Membership fees.

IFA's Executive Board

The Executive Board is a subset of the wider Board of Directors; its role is to ensure that the decisions taken by the Board of Directors are enacted, liaise with the Secretariat, ensure the continuity of the Association in its objectives, foster consensus on industry-wide issues and safeguard the rights of each Member to representation.

IFA Secretariat

Under the direction of the Director General, the Secretariat:

  • carries out the work requested by the different bodies of the Association, within the policy framework set out by the Board,
  • organizes conferences and meetings,
  • assembles and analyzes information which is distributed to all members and/or is used to answer requests for information, prepares and distributes publications.