The African Fertilizer and Agribusiness Partnership (AFAP) is an independent non-profit organization founded in 2012 by a partnership of African development organizations. It was built on the work of the Comprehensive African Agriculture Development Program (CAADP), a framework for achieving ambitious agriculture development goals set in place by African nations and leaders.
AFAP has since evolved into a social enterprise and service provider to the public and private sectors on sustainable development projects and policies focused on market-driven business solutions in the agriculture inputs and agribusiness value chain. AFAP combines technical expertise with entrepreneurial innovation.
AFAP adds value to the agriculture inputs and agribusiness value chain by building the capacity and linking African Hub-Agrodealers and smallholder farmers to global inputs and output market companies, promoting the use of high quality and affordable balanced crop nutrition products, partnering with technology and equipment providers, and facilitating trade finance for fixed assets and inventory via the Agribusiness Partnership Contract (APC) mechanism.
AFAP’s public-private partnership strategy is ultimately designed to build the capacity of the African agriculture inputs and agribusiness SMEs, and increase agricultural productivity. The execution of that strategy with partners, results in increasing food security, income, job creation, and agriculture contribution to national GDPs.
Since 2012, AFAP has implemented projects/programs and advised public, private sector clients, NGOs, and donors in: Ghana, Tanzania, Mozambique, Malawi, South Africa, Cote d’Ivoire, Nigeria, Senegal, Rwanda, Kenya, Ethiopia, Democratic Republic of Congo, and Uganda. AFAP is committed to furthering social inclusion and gender equality throughout all its intervention with strategic partners across Africa.