WHO WE ARE

As an independent scientific panel our main objective is to provide science-based knowledge on global issues of responsible plant nutrition, to industry and other stakeholders involved in food and agriculture. We synthesize evidence, discuss controversial issues, advice on research, outreach and policy needs, and contribute to global assessments of nutrient use efficiency and future fertilizer demand, including plant nutrition performance indicators. We also select the winners of the annual Norman Borlaug Award for excellence in crop nutrition research (or outreach), which is sponsored by IFA, the International Fertilizer Association.  

Panel members serve in a personal capacity, with IFA providing logistical and financial support for the Panel’s activities. Opinions expressed in our publications do not necessarily reflect the position of all Panel members or the organizations that employ them. 

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Tom BRUULSEMA

Plant Nutrition Canada
Chief Scientist

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Bruno GERARD

CIMMYT - Centro Internacional de Mejoramiento de Maiz y Trigo

Director Sustainable Intensification Program

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Ismail CAKMAK

Sabanci University

Professor of Plant Nutrition

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Kaushik MAJUMDAR

African Plant Nutrition Institute (APNI)
Director General

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Achim DOBERMANN

IFA - International Fertilizer Association
Chief Scientist

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Mike MCLAUGHLIN

University of Adelaide
Professor

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Pytrik REIDSMA

Wageningen University
Associate Professor

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Bernard VANLAUWE

IITA - International Institute of Tropical Agriculture
Director Central Africa HUB & NRM Program

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Lini WOLLENBERG

CGIAR (CCAFS)
Flagship Leader for Low Emissions Development

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Fusuo ZHANG

China Agricultural University
Dean of the School of Agriculture Green Development

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Xin ZHANG

University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science (UMCES)
Assistant Professor