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close this bookMineral Fertilizer Use and the Environment (IFA - UNEP, 1998, 52 p.)
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View the documentPreface
Open this folder and view contents1. An introduction to mineral fertilizers
View the document2. What if?
Open this folder and view contents3. The demand for mineral fertilizers
View the document4. Economics
Open this folder and view contents5. Soils
View the document6. Toxic substances
Open this folder and view contents7. Water
Open this folder and view contents8. Air
Open this folder and view contents9. Nutrient losses and efficiency
Open this folder and view contents10. Integrated systems
View the document11. Nutrient accounting
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View the document13. Biodiversity
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View the document17. Land spared
View the document18. Partners in environmentally sustainable fertilizer use
View the documentSelected references
View the documentAbout IFA and UNEP

About IFA and UNEP

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.

IFA's mission

· 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.

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75739 Paris Cedex 15
Tel: +33 144 371 450
Fax: +33 144 371 474