The International Plant Nutrition Institute (IPNI) is a not-for-profit, science-based organization dedicated
to the responsible management of plant nutrition for the benefit of the human family. IPNI began operating
in January of 2007 and now has active programs in Africa, Australia/New Zealand, Brazil, China, Eastern
Europe/Central Asia and Middle East, Latin America-Southern Cone, Northern Latin America, North America
(Canada and U.S.A.), South Asia, and Southeast Asia.
As a global organization, IPNI has initiatives addressing the world’s growing need for food, fuel,
fiber, and feed. There is widespread concern for issues such as food security and the relationship of crop
production to the environment and ecosystems. IPNI programs are achieving positive results in many areas.
The program coordinators and IPNI regional directors are Ph.D. scientists. Through cooperation and
partnering with respected institutions around the world, IPNI adds its strengths to agronomic research,
education, demonstrations, training, and other endeavors. Best management practices for nutrient stewardship
encourage the concept of applying the right product (source), at the right rate, at the right time, and
in the right place.
Membership in IPNI is composed of companies that are basic producers of one or more of the major plant
nutrients (nitrogen, phosphate, potash, and sulfur) for agricultural purposes. Large retail organizations
that do not qualify as basic producers may qualify as associate members. Certain other organizations qualify
as affiliate members.