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ESAFA Conference Highlights: Africa needs to urgently raise fertilizer use to boost food security

Despite its vast arable, water resources and manpower, the African continent is largely food and nutritional insecure and a net food importer. It is also one of the regions of the world where agriculture productivity [...]

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ESAFA Conference Highlights: Consortium planned to promote fertilizer recommendations in Africa

Crop yields in Africa remain low compared to elsewhere in the world because smallholder farmers are using less fertilizers, a critical input that can help raise productivity and soil fertility. Africa is challenged by generally [...]

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ESAFA Conference Highlights: How fertilizers converted a hotelier into a hub agro-dealer

Mercy Chatepa’s business is to keep smallholder farmers happy. “Happy farmers are productive farmers and my business supplies the right inputs that make farming productive and nothing makes a farmer happy than a good yield,” [...]

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ESAFA Conference Highlights: Effective policies for fertilizers trade in Africa

With a conducive policy environment, Africa can boost investment in the regional fertilizer trade to support farmers raise productivity and food security, fertilizer associations say. While a strategic input, fertilizers are largely inaccessible and unaffordable [...]

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AFAP Vacancy Announcement: Director of Strategy and Communications

The African Fertilizer and Agribusiness Partnership (AFAP) is recruiting a Director of Strategy and Communications (DSC) to assist with developing, communicating, executing, and sustaining AFAP’s strategic growth.   JOB DESCRIPTION DIRECTOR OF STRATEGY and COMMUNICATIONS [...]

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An Interview with a Growing Agripreneur in Ghana

Like delicate plants that need tender care so is growing and sustaining an agriculture enterprise. Saani Abdulai (28) is learning that lesson fast as an agripreneur. He talks about how persistence is a business virtue [...]

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Ghana targets annual cocoa production of 1.5 mln metric tonnes in 4 years

ACCRA, July 11 (Xinhua) -- Ghana aims to achieve an annual cocoa production of 1.5 million metric tonnes within the next four years through reforms, the industry said Tuesday. Addressing the official opening of the [...]

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