Monthly Archives: Nov 2014

COMESA and AFAP discuss modalities on a Joint Fertiliser Policy and Regulatory Harmonisation in the Region

A high level regional validation workshop to discuss and validate a report on the review of national fertilizer policies and regulations  and the roadmap towards the establishment of a fertilizer policy and regulatory framework for COMESA is underway in Lusaka, Zambia. This initiative is being implemented by the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) [...]

AFAP and IFA sign strategic MoU to improve Fertilizer markets

In efforts to improve Africa’s agricultural development and bridge the continent’s productivity gap, the African Fertilizer and Agribusiness Partnership (AFAP) and the International Fertilizer Industry Association (IFA) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) during the 2014 IFA Strategic Forum held in Marrakesh, Morocco. The MoU signed by Jason Scarpone, AFAP’s President and CEO, and Charlotte Hebebrand, [...]

COMESA and AFAP launch Joint Fertilizer Programme

The African Fertilizer and Agribusiness Partnership (AFAP) and the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) have launched a joint fertilizer harmonisation programme that seeks to enhance COMESA members’ states to increase supply and use of fertilizer among smallholder farmers and catalysing agribusiness development for rural transformation. Speaking at the launch of the Joint Fertilizer [...]

The AFVP Calls For Private Sector Mobilization

The African Fertilizer Volunteers Program (AFVP) launched a video today calling the private sector to join a volunteer program that will help strengthen the capacity of the African fertilizer value chain. The volunteers program which was launched last year during the Argus FMB deployed its first volunteer, Lynda Swenson from San Diego,  to Ghana where she [...]

AFAP partners with Mozambique soil science

The African Fertilizer and Agribusiness Partnership (AFAP) signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Instituto Superior Politecnico de Manica (ISPM) Soil laboratory to advance Mozambique’s soil and fertilizer testing capabilities. The MoU will enable ISPM to provide tailored fertilizer recommendations, according to soil type and crop, to farmers across the country. AFAP and ISPM consolidated their efforts [...]

Bringing Balanced fertilizer to the Market

The African Fertilizer and Agribusiness Partnership (AFAP) together with the International Fertilizer Development Center  (IFDC) hosted more than 70 Fertilizer experts in Johannesburg, South Africa, for a training workshop on “Bringing Balanced Fertilizers to the Market: Opportunities and Constraints.” The five-day workshop highlighted factors constraining the use of balanced fertilizers, a key to fertilizer utilization and [...]

Sakant Enterprise Limited Opens New fertilizer warehouse

“The fertilizer sector has changed massively since we first opened Sakant Enterprise Limited in 1993,” reflected Kwaku Amoah- Safo, Executive Director of Sakant Enterprise Limited, “smallholder farmers are now advising each other to use fertilizer for healthy abundant plants,” He said  at the opening of his bigger storage warehouse in Nkawkaw in the Eastern Region of [...]

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