Monthly Archives: Mar 2013

AFAP, COMESA sign MOU to boost agricultural productivity

The African Fertilizer and Agribusiness Partnership (AFAP) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Common Market for East and Southern Africa (COMESA).  The MOU will mark and officialise the cooperation between the two organizations in developing input markets in east and southern Africa with a focal focus on fertilizer. The MOU was signed at the [...]

AFAP hosts workshop in Polokwane

The African Fertilizer and Agribusiness Partnership (AFAP) together with the Agricultural Development Market Trust (AGMARK) has been stewarding a process towards the development of an agribusiness development programme in support of smallholder farmers in Limpopo province of South Africa. As part of this process, a stakeholders meeting was arranged by the Limpopo provincial government to review [...]

AFAP Delegation Studies Kenya Agro-Dealers

The African Fertilizer and Agribusiness Partnership (AFAP) recently deployed an 11-member delegation of fertilizer industry experts and agriculture officials to examine successful agro-dealer development programs in Kenya. The trip was organized with the Agricultural Market Development Trust (AGMARK), a Kenya-based agro-dealer development organization and an AFAP partner. The purpose of the study tour was to expose [...]

Meet AFAP’s investment committee chairperson

In Mponela, Malawi, Dinnah Kapiza has become short of a fertilizer extension expert. Local farmers come to her for farming guidance and she is one of the few agro-dealers certified to advice on proper fertilizer usage and appropriate agricultural practices. “It’s hard to believe that what seems like yesterday I only had one shop,” she says. [...]


The African Fertilizer and Agribusiness Partnership's Programs Director, Cecilia Khupe, did an interview with Farmer's Weekly, a South African agricultural magazine. Khupe spoke about AFAP's goals on working with the public and private sectors to increase fertilizer use amongst smallholder farmers. She also hinted at the direction AFAP is headed towards. The interview was published on [...]

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