The roots of the association date back to 1971. BELFertil npo became effective in January 2008. It has at present 9 member companies, representing the vast majority of the fertilizer industry in Belgium and GD of Luxemburg. The mineral fertilizer industry is a branch of the chemical industry requiring a high technical and high capital investment level. The fertilizer industry provides essential nutrients for optimal development of crops for food, feed, fiber & fuel at the benefit of the consumer.