A Partnership for Growth: African Green Resources and the African Fertilizer Agribusiness combine forces to boost crop yields in Zambia

Johannesburg, South Africa 30 June 2020 – An initiative, which involves a US$40 million fertilizer-revolving facility and another US$170 million for value addition is to be implemented in the Eastern, Northern, Western, Central, Lusaka and Copperbelt provinces under the first phase from the 1st July 2020. The initiative will focus on: job creation for the youth; [...]

Impacts of COVID-19 along the agricultural value chain in Ghana

The global pandemic, COVID-19 has become a household name with countries in all parts of the world recording increasing cases of the virus. The current confirmed cases in Ghana as at 17th May 2020 have risen to 5,735 with the percentage of males infected being 62% and percentage of females being 38% (https://www.ghanahealthservice.org/covid19/). Out of [...]

The Voice of the Community on COVID-19 – Impact on Rural Livelihoods The Case of Tisaiwale K Agro Trading Company Ltd

Mrs. Dinnah Rhissie Kapiza is the sole proprietor and managing director of Tisaiwale Agro Trading Company Ltd based in Mponela, Dowa District, central region of Malawi. Tisaiwale Agro Trading Company Ltd is an input and output distribution business incorporated under the Companies Act of the Laws of Malawi in 2002. The business was re-incorporated as a [...]

Webinar Presentations: African Agribusiness Perspectives on COVID-19 and the Risk to Food Supply Chains: Value Chain Financing, Productivity, Trade and Risk Mitigation Measures

Click on the link to watch the recorded Webinar: https://youtu.be/tVTWidajqto   Click on the link to view the PowerPoint presentation by Jason Scarpone, CEO at African Fertilizer and Agribusiness Partnership on "The Role of SMEs in Regional Trade (Input and Output value-chain). Business solutions to sustain SME’s to deliver inputs to smallholder farmers, and impact on [...]

Webinar Invitation: African Agribusiness Perspectives on COVID-19 and the Risk to Food Supply Chains: Value Chain Financing, Productivity, Trade and Risk Mitigation Measures

  Webinar Details: Date: Thursday 11th June 2020 Time: 14:00 -16:00 CAT Host: African Fertilizer and Agribusiness Partnership (AFAP) Click here to Register: https://conta.cc/3dQyBvm Format: A 2-hour live-streamed meeting, open to the public, with an expert panel and the opportunity for Q&A from the participants. The recorded audio and video will be available and sent to all participants [...]

Re-Advertised – Call for Consultancy Proposals: Fertilizer Value Chain and Financial Product Development Expert

The African Fertilizer and Agribusiness Partnership (AFAP) seeks to appoint one consultant under the African Fertilizer Financing Mechanism (AFFM) Grant to Enhance Financing Mechanism and Distribution of Fertilizers in Nigeria. The appointed individual will be responsible for the following tasks: Risk Assessment and Financial Analysis to Fertilizer Blenders/Suppliers To conduct due diligence, risk assessment and financial analysis to fertilizer [...]

Call for Consultancy Proposals: AFFM Tanzania – Business and Technical Intervention for Risk Mitigation

The African Fertilizer and Agribusiness Partnership (AFAP) is seeking for an experienced consultant in risk mitigation and project monitoring, to assist in conducting business and technical intervention for risk mitigation and preparing the monitoring instruments for the trade credit guarantee project: The appointed individual will be responsible for the following tasks: To develop credit guarantee monitoring [...]

Yara takes action to avert hunger crisis in the wake of COVID 19

In the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, the number of people facing acute hunger could double. Supported by the United Nations, the Norwegian government and African institutions, Yara is taking action and committing $25 million to provide food for more than one million people in Southern and Eastern Africa.       Yara is launching Action [...]

The impact of COVID 19 on Input sales and Output markets in Uganda: A case study of Mobuku farmers store

THE VOICE OF THE COMMUNITY ON COVID-19 IN UGANDA THE SITUATION As the cases of COVID 19 in Uganda shoot to 446 as of 31 May 2020. The president extended the lockdown to 14 days on the 14th of May 2020 from a 35 days’ lockdown period. He allowed wholesalers, hardware shops, garages, warehouses, metal/wood workshops, [...]

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