Co-operative IFFCO’s joint Managing Director Rakesh Kapur has been elected as the Chairman of International Fertiliser Association (IFA). Paris-based IFA is the global fertiliser association with 500 members representing 68 countries, including 24 members from India. Kapur was elected at the IFA’s annual conference held from May 22-24 in Morocco attended by 1,400 participants. “Kapur is the third Indian to hold this prestigious position in IFA’s 90 years’ history,” IFFCO said in a statement.
Kapur is also the Chairman of the Fertiliser Association of India (FAI). IFFCO, which is celebrating its 50th Golden Jubilee, is the world’s largest fertiliser and marketing cooperative representing 50 million farmers across the country.
Kapur said that his role would be to strengthen collaboration between FAI and IFA in encouraging innovative products and adoption of fertiliser best management practices and strengthening outreach to farmers for rapid dissemination of agri-technologies.