Measuring COVID-19’s Impact on the Fertilizer Sector in Sub-Saharan Africa

In an effort to support food security, a new dashboard tracks country-specific mitigation measures, from economic responses to the availability of fertilizer stocks in 28 countries in sub-Saharan Africa. This is a joint press release from  The African Fertilizer and Agribusiness Partnership, Development Gateway, AfricaFertilizer.org, International Fertilizer Development Center, and AFRIQOM.   August 6th, 2020, Johannesburg [...]

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; [...]

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 [...]

Africa Fertilizer Map 2020

Africa’s agriculture transformation is key to ensure food security and the end of hunger and malnutrition to the continent and is a key strategic pillar of the African Union’s Agenda 2063, the economic development blueprint for the continent. Agriculture is the backbone of the African economy, with the sector accounting for about 16% of the continent’s [...]

AFAP partners with the World Cocoa Foundation in a project to boost access and utilization of cocoa fertilizer in Ghana and Cameroon

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE AFAP partners with the World Cocoa Foundation in a project to boost access and utilization of cocoa fertilizer in Ghana and Cameroon JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, August 4, 2017 - The World Cocoa Foundation has awarded a last mile contract to the African Fertilizer Agribusiness Partnership (AFAP) to boost fertilizer access by smallholder farmers [...]

AFAP and FAO Partner To Promote Agribusiness Development For The Reduction Of Rural Poverty

The African Fertilizer and Agribusiness Partnership (AFAP) in partnership with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) have committed their financial and technical resources to work in the Limpopo Province of South Africa to boost the province’s agricultural productivity through the implementation of the hub agro-dealer model in the province with plans to [...]

AFAP Press Release – Promoting private sector investment in fertilizer trade to boost food security

Promoting private sector investment in fertilizer trade to boost food security Actors in the global fertilizer industry are accelerating action on partnerships, investments and innovation towards improving fertilizer access and trade in Africa to boost food security currently threated by climate change. Boosting the commercial supply and distribution of fertilizer in order to increase agricultural productivity [...]

Private sector in training initiative to improve access to fertilizers to boost food security and enterprise among smallholder

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Smallholder farmers in Limpopo Province – South Africa’s bread basket -  are failing to raise their productivity to boost food security owing to limited access and low use of fertilizers, a neglected but critical input which can double yields within a single cropping season. Fertilizers, in addition inputs such as better seed and [...]

AFVP Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Smallholder farmers in Limpopo Province – South Africa’s bread basket -  are failing to raise their productivity to boost food security owing to limited access and low use of fertilizers, a neglected but critical input which can double yields within a single cropping season. Fertilizers, in addition inputs such as better seed and [...]

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