Global Soil Partnership

International Network on Fertilizer Analysis (INFA)

The International Network on Fertilizer Analysis (INFA) was established in December 2020 to build and strengthen the capacity of laboratories in fertilizer analysis and harmonize fertilizer quality standards. INFA operates under the Global Soil Laboratory Network (GLOSOLAN). It was established in response to requests from GLOSOLAN members and partners for the harmonization of fertilizer analysis methods, and in relation to the implementation of the International Code of Conduct for the Sustainable Use and Management of Fertilizers

The work of INFA supports the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals, the Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development and the FAO mandate on food security and nutrition. For more information please contact [email protected].

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INFA FAQs

How can I register my laboratory in INFA?

How can I register my laboratory in INFA?

Fill in the form (EN, ES, FR) and send it to [email protected] and [email protected]. Once your application has been processed, your laboratory will be indicated on the interactive map. All laboratories receive a certificate of registration when they register in INFA. Please note that this document DOES NOT certify the laboratories proficiency in fertilizer analysis. They cannot therefore be used to certify that a laboratory is INFA-certified or that it has a good proficiency in fertilizer analysis.

Is there any registration fee or annual renewal cost related to the participation in INFA?

Is there any registration fee or annual renewal cost related to the participation in INFA?

No, there is no registration fee or any annual cost to join INFA.

Which laboratories can be registered with INFA?

Which laboratories can be registered with INFA?

All laboratories that carry out fertilizer analysis or are interested in the topic are welcome to join INFA.
All laboratories registered in INFA are indicated on the interactive map. Please note that the map makes a distinction between laboratories that carry out fertilizer analysis on a voluntary basis, laboratories that are interested in the topic but do not yet carry out fertilizer analysis, and laboratories that have an official mandate from their government to carry out fertilizer analysis and regulate this matter at the national level.

Can you tell me more about INFA governance?

Can you tell me more about INFA governance?

The appointment of the Chair and vice-Chair of the network takes place during the annual meeting of INFA. The term of the chair person is two years after election, extendable via INFA decision to a second term. The Chair is, whenever possible, supported by a vice-Chair in all its activities and tasks. The terms of reference for the positions of INFA Chair and vice-Chair are available here.

2021-2023

Chair: Dr Wesley Karl Feldmann (Malawi)
Vice-Chair: Dr Gerardo Ojeda (Colombia) 

Who are the national and international partners of INFA?

Who are the national and international partners of INFA?

INFA does not seek to duplicate efforts, but to cooperate with national and international institutions and associations that are already working on the topic. INFA's partners are herewith reported:


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GLOSOLAN Spectroscopy

Launch of the network on fertilizers

INFA - International Network on Fertilizer Analysis

The meeting was attended by numerous people from almost 100 countries and was successful in establishing the network and defining its main areas of work in relation to both, the work of GLOSOLAN and the Code on Fertilzers .

INFA interactive map

The map reports in different colors the three types of laboratories INFA is working with:

  • Green: Laboratories that have the official mandate of their government to do fertilizer analysis 
  • Blue: Laboratories that do fertilizer analysis on a voluntary basis
  • Yellow: Laboratories which do not perform fertilizer analysis yet, but are interested in the topic

Job opportunities in soil laboratories

Is your laboratory/institute opening any vacancy? Let us know, we will inform our GLOSOLAN and INFA members about it!

Job vacancy

Analyst, State Registrations (Growing Media)

Employer: Scotts Miracle-Gro Company

Location: Marysville, OH, US

Job vacancy

Analyst/Lab technician/Chemist

Employer: JV "Ifoda Agro Kimyo Himoya LLC"

Location: Uzbekistan, Namangan

Network growth

INFA Meetings

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2nd meeting
Second meeting of the International Network on Fertilizer Analysis (INFA)
Zoom platform, 29-30 June 2021

The network aims to connect partners and networks towards the harmonization of fertilizers quality and safety standards.

1st meeting
Launch of the International Network on Fertilizer Analysis (INFA)
Zoom platform, 8 - 9 December 2020

The network aims to connect partners and networks towards the harmonization of fertilizers quality and safety standards.