World Phosphate Institute

Institut mondial du phosphate (IMPHOS)

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Dec 1973, Rabat (Morocco). Registered in accordance with Moroccan law.


Promote worldwide development of judicious phosphate use to meet the increasing food demand of human kind, on a basis that is technically sound, economically advantageous and environmentally responsible; enhance and sustain worldwide growth of phosphate use in both agriculture and industry; support research on mineral phosphates for industrial and agricultural applications; retrieve and disseminate scientific data and technical information on plant nutrient management and fertilizer processing technologies.

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Through partnership, supports and closely monitors projects in Asia, Europe and other regions; promotes and develops scientific and technical knowledge of the cadmium issue in the use of phosphate fertilizers in agriculture; organizes congresses and regional seminars; offers IMPHOS Award, granted every every 3 years for a contribution to the advancement of knowledge on phosphates and their applications. Programmes focus on the following areas: intensification and diversification of agriculture in Asia; increasing per capita food production in Sub-Saharan Africa; Harnessing the limited amount of soil and water for increased crop production in West Asia and North Africa; developing P fertilizer management strategies in Western Europe for profitable and environmentally sustainable crop production; working on cleaner technology and new industrial uses of phosphates. Has undertaken study in relation to the European Union issued EURATOM-BSS Directive that set limits on radioactivity concentration in Naturally Occurring Radioactive Materials (NORM).


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Consultative Status

United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) (Ros C); Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) (Liaison Status); United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment).

Relations with Inter-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 1 inter-governmental organizations.
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Relations with Non-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 2 non-governmental organizations.
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Members in 7 countries
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Subjects *

  • Fundamental Sciences
    • Inorganic Chemical Compounds
  • Industry
    • Chemical Products

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Last News Received

29. Jul 2009
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