The Africa Fertilizer Financing Mechanism (AFFM), in collaboration with the African Fertilizer and Agribusiness Partnership (AFAP) and Afriqom, will host the first virtual edition of the East and Southern Africa Fertilizer Financing Forum on Thursday, 28 October 2021.

The event has been themed “Strengthening Regional Collaboration to Finance Fertilizer in the Agribusiness Value Chain”, and will facilitate the identification of opportunities to build and foster partnerships with sectorial stakeholders to enhance access to finance and agricultural productivity in East and Southern Africa.

The goal will be for participants to identify and find potential solutions to existing bottlenecks to fertilizer financing, discuss ways to leverage the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) initiative and existing success stories, and scale up the funding in the region.

The East and Southern Africa Fertilizer Financing Forum will bring together regional member countries, regional and international development and commercial financial institutions, farmers, private sector, and non-governmental organizations.