Subsequent to the KL Initiative, in the Fertilizer sub-sector, several meetings have been held by D-8 Organization as follows:
1)1st Ministerial Meeting on Marine and Fisheries & Fertilizers and 1st Senior Officials Meeting of the D-8 Working Group on Marine and Fisheries & Fertilizers (6-8 April 2010, Cairo – Egypt)
On D-8 Working Group on Fertilizers, the following topics were adopted:
1.Egypt as prime mover should continue to be permanent standing committee on fertilizer
2.Strengthening cooperation in the field of fertilizer:
Environmental impact from the production and use of fertilizers
Availability of raw materials
Investment opportunities and cooperation
Harmonizing of fertilizers standards between D-8 countries
Implementation of preferential trade agreement (PTA) for fertilizers
Establishment of joint research & technological collaboration in production and supply of fertilizers and to meet every 6 month to discuss special topics workshops
3.Develop joint investment programs in the field of fertilizer production by encouraging and supporting investors and private sector.
4.Cooperation with international organizations such as FAO and others.
During this working group meeting in Cairo, private sector of Iran – Egypt signed a letter of intent to exchange fertilizers materials and promote cooperation in this field.
2)2nd Working Group on Fertilizer (16 May 2011 in Tehran, Iran)
Iran has confirmed to host a " D8 Private Sector Meeting on Fertilizer " in Tehran. The D-8 Secretariat shall wait for official confirmation from the Ministry of Agriculture of Iran.
In addition to that, Malaysia has also proposed to establish inter-D8 Group Bilateral or Multilateral Trade Cooperation on Fertilizer through offering of competitive prices and qualities. Based on environmental problems of the world, the Delegates also proposed cooperation and exchange of experiences on production of Bio-Organic fertilizers. Considering similar climates in some Member States, i.e. desert and arid lands as well as the need for mutual technical cooperation on introduction and application of fertilizers, the Nigerian Delegates underlined the importance of closer collaboration among D8 countries.
3) Ad hoc meeting on fertilizer, which was held in Kish Island of Iran, during 9-11 March 2013.
The D-8 Organization has successfully concluded its intensive ad hoc meeting on fertilizer.
The meeting, attended by participation from Turkey, Nigeria, Malaysia, and Iran, was a follow up event as agreed in the previous Working Group meeting on Fertilizer, held in Mataram, Indonesia, on October 2012, and sought to discuss the proposal of establishing a fertilizer trade consortium of chemical and bio-organic related governmental and private company institutions, investment banks, and research bodies among member countries.
The meeting witnessed the active exchange of views on the current status of production, distribution, and trade of fertilizers in D-8 Countries, and thoroughly discuss the feasibility of established the referred trade consortium. The meeting resoluted on proposing an MoU on the establishment of a D-8 trade consortium on fertilizer. The MoU will serve as an initial draft to be presented and sought final approval from all D-8 member countries at the 2nd D-8 Ad Hoc Group Meeting on Fertilizer, which will be held in Istanbul, Turkey, in mid of 2013.
First Meeting of D-8 Ad Hoc Group on Fertilizer MARCH 9-11 2013- KISH ISLAND, IRAN
The 3rd D-8 Agricultural Ministerial Meeting on Food Security and the Working Groups held in Mataram, Indonesia, on 3-5 October 2012.
Private Sector Investment Workshop on Gene Bank Development and Management & Investment in Fertilizer Production, 15-17 May 2012, Abuja, Nigeria. Status: HELD.
3rd D-8 Agricultural Ministerial Meeting on Food Security (Mataram, Indonesia, 3-5 October 2012). Status: HELD
The 1st Meeting on D-8 Ad Hoc Group on Fertilizer was held from 9-11 March 2013, in Kish Island, Iran. Status: HELD
4th D-8 Ministerial Meeting on Agriculture and Food Security 4-6 December 2013, Abuja- Nigeria. Status:CONFIRMED