FAO Commission on Fertilizers (FERT)

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1973 Rome Italy


1973, Rome (Italy), by Resolution 2/61 of the Council of B-XB0971 - FAO at its 61st Session. Abolished 1997.


Provide a forum for study and consultation on problems associated with fertilizers; in particular, review and disseminate on a regular basis information on prices, on current and short-term availability and demand, on production and consumption trends, on export and import trends, and on medium and long-term forecasts for fertilizers; help ensure that all countries, in particular developing countries, have at their disposal, in sufficient quantities and at reasonable prices, the nutrients required for their agricultural development and food production; help promote fertilizer production particularly in developing countries; wherever feasible, assist in developing fertilizer distribution and marketing infrastructure with appropriate United Nations bodies; review the main factors influencing fertilizer use; review and coordinate FAO fertilizer activities, facilitate coordination with those of other agencies and suggest programmes and measures specifically designed to achieve the above objectives.


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