Bangladesh Fertilizer Association (BFA) was established in 1994. This is a non-profit and non-political organization financed through the subscription by its 7000 members. This is the largest private business organization in the country serving the most important sector agriculture of the country, which plays vital role in national economy. The vision of the Association is to protect, develop, support and promote all measures and steps towards open/free competitive marketing, trade and manufacture of all fertilizers and plant nutrients in Bangladesh, to co-ordinate the efforts of the members of the Association and to serve and protect the interest of the farmers of the country. BFA is represented in different Government Committees related to policy making and agricultural development activities. The fertilizer importers, manufacturers of NPKS, SSP, micronutrient and organic fertilizers are the members of this Association. So long all related activities with fertilizers are dealt with by BFA; it plays key role of federation in agricultural sector. The Bangladesh Fertilizer Association (BFA) has four regional and 64 district units all over the country to provide services at grass root level.
BFA is the ‘A’ class active member-organization of the Federation of Bangladesh Chamber of Commerce & Industry (FBCCI). BFA has a monthly publication named URBORA in Bengali since 1999, which focuses up to date information and extension message on fertilizer and fertilizer use, and crop production technology. BFA also publishes a half yearly international standard scientific journal named Bangladesh Journal of Agriculture and Environment (BJAE) where many of the papers cover fertilizer and soil related research activities.
The Bangladesh Fertilizer Association (BFA) also arranges farmers’ gathering/training program each and every year at different locations in the country where the NARS scientists are invited to interact with the farmers on various issues related to soil fertility and crop production.