|Mineral Fertilizer Use and the Environment (IFA - UNEP, 1998, 52 p.)|
IFA - International Fertilizer Industry Association
IFA, the International Fertilizer Industry Association, comprises around 500 member companies world-wide, in over 80 countries. The membership includes manufacturers of fertilizers, raw material suppliers, regional and national associations, research institutes, traders and engineering companies.
IFA collects, compiles and disseminates information on the production and consumption of fertilizers, and acts as forum for its members and others to meet and address technical, agronomic, supply and environmental issues.
IFA liaises closely with relevant international organizations such as the World Bank, FAO, UNEP and other UN agencies.
· To promote actively the efficient and responsible use of plant nutrients to maintain and increase agricultural production worldwide in a sustainable manner.
· To improve the operating environment of the fertilizer industry in the spirit of free enterprise and fair trade.
· To collect, compile and disseminate information, and to provide a discussion forum for its members and others on all aspects of the production, distribution and consumption of fertilizers, their intermediates and raw materials.
28, rue Marbeuf
75008 Paris, France
Tel: +33 153 930 500
Fax: +33 153 930 545/546/547
UNEP - United Nations Environment Programme
UNEP's Industry and Environment centre in Paris was established in 1975 to bring industry, governments and non-governmental organizations together to work towards environmentally-sound forms of industrial development. This is done by:
· Encouraging the incorporation of environmental criteria in industrial development.
· Formulating and facilitating the implementation of principles and procedures to protect the environment.
· Promoting the use of low- and non-waste technologies.
· Stimulating the worldwide exchange of information and experience on environmentally-sound forms of industrial development.
The Centre has developed a programme on Awareness and Preparedness for Emergencies at Local Level (APELL) to prevent and to respond to technological accidents, and a programme to promote worldwide Cleaner Production.
39-43, Quai André Citröen
75739 Paris Cedex 15
Tel: +33 144 371 450
Fax: +33 144 371 474