Global Soil Partnership

Fertilizers quality assessment

Introduction

Natural and synthetic fertilizers are broadly used in agriculture to support plant growth and increase yields. But do we really know about their quality and safety? Due to the many requests for support received, GLOSOLAN accepted the challenge to work on the sensitive topic of harmonizing fertilizers quality and safety standards. After identifying national and regional laboratories and entities working on the topic, an International board on fertilizers quality assessment (INFA) will be established. The first INFA meeting will be organized to discuss the way forward and to evaluate the possibility to establish regional soil laboratories for assessing the quality and safety of fertilizers.

Did you know that the Global Soil Partnership leaded the writing of the International code of conduct for the sustainable use and management of fertilizers? You can consult it here