THE OBJECTIVE OF THE AFRICA FERTILIZER MAP IS TO INCREASE AWARENESS ON THE APPROPRIATE USE OF FERTILIZERS TO INCREASE FARM PRODUCTIVITY AND TRANSFORM AGRICULTURE. AFRICA FACES SEVERAL CHALLENGES AND TO ACHIEVE ITS FULL POTENTIAL GROWTH NEEDS TO FOLLOW AGRONOMIC RECOMMENDATIONS. THE PUBLIC AND PRIVATE SECTORS NEED TO PARTNER TO TRANSFORM THE FERTILIZER VALUE CHAIN, WORK WITH FARMERS AND PROVIDE ACCESS TO FINANCE.
7 August 2020 – www.Africafertilizermap.com is now live.
Africa’s agriculture transformation is key to ensure food security and the end of hunger and malnutrition to the continent, while increasing farmers productivity and providing agriculture sustainability. Lower than optimal fertilizer consumption, poor access to finance and slow adoption of new technologies and innovative business are some of the challenges that Africa is facing. More investments, improved knowledge and information, better availability of fertilizers and balanced plant nutrition, enhanced agronomic advice and cooperation with farmers are needed, as well as a holistic and joint intervention of the private and public sectors, to lead a cost-effective African Green Revolution.
The Africa Fertilizer Map portal aims to be a gateway to African fertilizer data. It displays imports/exports, manufacturing and blending plants and projects, consumption figures, as well as shares the various initiatives that are being deployed by a number of different players for the development of African agriculture.
The web and interactive site has been developed by Antonella Harrison, through her company Astrategia, in partnership with AfricanFertilizer.org (AFO), a major data provider of fertilizer statistics, hosted by the International Fertilizer Development Center (IFDC), and with the participation and data sharing of International Fertilizer Association (IFA), African Plant Nutrition Institute (APNI), African Union (AUC), Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) and United Nation Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA).
THE AFRICA FERTILIZER MAP IS SPONSORED BY
Today is the 100th anniversary of the formation of OCP Group of Morocco, a world leading phosphate provider. Its subsidiary, OCP Africa was created in 2016 to best serve the sustainable development of Africa’s agriculture and is the Platinum Sponsor of the portal, having supported the production of Africa Fertilizer Maps since 2018. OCP Africa provides fertilizer solutions customized to local conditions and crop needs, works with African governments, non-profits and private enterprises to connect farmers to the agricultural services, knowledge, and resources they need in order to prosper.
The African Fertilizer Agribusiness Partnership (AFAP) is the silver sponsor of the Africa Fertilizer Map. AFAP implements sustainable development projects and advises public, private sector clients, NGOs, and donors on policies and market-driven business solutions in the agriculture inputs and agribusiness value chain.