Feeding the world’s growing population

New Zealand’s reputation as a quality food producer is growing.

Optimising food production

Over the next 50 years farmers around the world will need to produce more food than has been grown over the past 10,000 years.

Best use from a limited resource

Fertiliser helps farmers produce food efficiently by replenishing the soil. But fertiliser needs to be used responsibly.

Responsible and sustainable nutrient management

The Fertiliser Association invests in research and tools to ensure farm profitability while minimising nutrient losses to the environment.

The Fertiliser Association of New Zealand promotes and encourages responsible and scientifically-based nutrient management.

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Sourcing phosphate from Western Sahara Questions and Answers

There has been recent public discussion about the importation of phosphate rock from Western Sahara. We have prepared some FAQs to outline our industry position.

Sourcing phosphate from Western Sahara - FAQs


The Fertiliser Association of New Zealand and Dairy NZ funded development of the Nutrient Management Adviser Certification Programme (NMACP). This industry-wide certification aims to ensure that advisers have the learning, experience and capability to give sound nutrient advice.

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11 February 2020

You can now find a revised version of the TFMS under the 'Tools' section of our website.

11 February 2020

In January, FANZ released its submission on the Climate Change Response (Emissions Trading Reform) Amendment Bill. We continue to support development of a predictable transition pathway for reducing carbon emissions for NZ agriculture.

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