16th World Fertilizer Congress
The 16th CIEC World Fertilizer Congress was held at Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 2014, and organized by Prof. Ewald SCHNUG as CIEC President.
In 2014, CIEC struck luck again in finding a partner organization willing to host the 16th WFC: Vinicius Benites from EMBRAPA (Brazilian Agricultural Research Corporation) organized the first WFC under the presidency of Ewald Schnug, 21 years after being vice president in charge for CIEC´s conferences.
CIEC continued the following three years with conducting the 23th - 25th Fertilizer Symposia in Son (NOR, 2015), Coimbra (PRT, 2016) and Groningen (NLD, 2017), each of them dedicated to local issues of fertilization.
In addition to the 24th Symposium in Coimbra the newly founded national branch CIEC-ASIA celebrated its inauguration with a spectacular conference in Linyi (PRC).