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Fertilizers are the real deal in farming

Fertilizers are the real deal in farming Mukono within Central Uganda is believed to be naturally fertile thus residents do not like using fertilizers. A few farmers who try to use fertilizer become disappointed when they do not see the expected results. Some even suffer loss of crops, which creates the fear that the use of [...]

Join our Webinar: Harnessing the Power of Data for Smallholders

Data Science is being used to enable farmers to gain more insights on the results of their actions, provide insights on farming operations and practices, and delivering real-time information for informed decision-making on farming practices, thus having a significant impact on the entire supply chain.  Click Here to Join

Join our Webinar: Appropriate Agricultural Technologies for AgriSMEs and Smallholder Famers

Appropriate Agricultural Technologies for AgriSMEs and Smallholder Famers holds the key to poverty reduction, food security and acts as a catalyst to boost productivity and economic growth on the African continent. Click here to Join: 

COVID-19 Impact on Rural Livelihoods: Tanzania Opinion Piece

Tanzania Government has taken several measures in dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic including adopting measures advocated by WHO. Since the outbreak of the pandemic, Tanzania did not impose lockdowns but advocated for social distancing, hand washing using soap and wearing of masks. Activities which attracted big crowds such as sports and all types of celebrations were [...]

Hub agrodealers in Uganda are successful despite COVID-19 pandemic – The Case of Idatujje Farm Agency and Acila Enterprises Limited

The situation Uganda currently has 797 confirmed cases of COVID-19, with 631 recoveries and no deaths. So far, seven frontline health workers have tested positive for COVID-19. This includes three nurses, two doctors and two senior-level staff members. All government ministerial staff are being tested because of their frequent movements throughout the country. Public [...]

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 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 [...]

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