2022 FAO International Code of Conduct for the Sustainable Use and Management of Fertilizers
The International Code of Conduct for the Sustainable Use and Management of Fertilizers was developed in response to the Committee on Agriculture’s (COAG) request to increase food safety and the safe use of fertilizers. It is also a response to the third United Nations Environment
Assembly (UNEA3) declaration on soil pollution, while ensuring enhanced support to the implementation of the Voluntary Guidelines for Sustainable Soil Management (VGSSM). The Fertilizer Code aims to address issues of global importance, thereby contributing to the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
It essentially provides a locally adaptable framework and a voluntary set of practices to serve the different stakeholders directly or indirectly involved with fertilizers.