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United Nations Food and Agricultural Organization

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The United Nations Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO)advocates the application of an integrated plant nutrient management (IPNM) concept at the farm level within an ecosystem approach to sustainable intensification. This requires that, policy decision-makers, extension workers, farmers, the scientific community and other stakeholders concerned with agricultural development have a clear understanding of the subject. FAO promotes large-scale adoption of IPNM through field projects, expert consultations and publications. FAO publishes this concept on its websites and in print. Contributing specific publications are the annual “World Fertilizer Trends and Outlook”, together with the Fertilizer Organizations Working Group. FAO also manages several databases related to fertilizers, which include FERTISTAT (Statistics on Fertilizer Use by Crop), FAOSTAT, (Fertilizer Statistics including production, import, export, and consumption of fertilizers per country and prices paid by farmers for different fertilizers since 1961), and ECOCROP (giving details, inter alia, about soil-improving crops). A database on organic fertilizers is planned for 2011.

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