FAO Commission on Fertilizers (FERT)

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History

1973, Rome (Italy), by Resolution 2/61 of the Council of Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) at its 61st Session. Abolished 1997.

Aims

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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Languages

English, French, Spanish.

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Members

Members in 84 countries
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Subjects *

  • Amenities
    • Consumption
    • Food
  • Industry
    • Production
    • Chemical Products
  • Health Care
    • Nutrition
  • Agriculture, Fisheries
    • Agriculture
    • FAO Bodies

UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 1: No PovertyGOAL 2: Zero HungerGOAL 3: Good Health and Well-beingGOAL 8: Decent Work and Economic GrowthGOAL 9: Industry, Innovation and InfrastructureGOAL 12: Responsible Consumption and Production

UIA Org ID

E6939

Last News Received

20. Jan 1999
* Subject classification is derived from the organization names and aims.
** UN SDGs are linked to the subject classification.

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