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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 [...]

Innovative use of Fertilizers revives hope for Africa

Phillip Tshuma is a happy farmer. Despite one of the worst droughts ever to hit his country, Zimbabwe, Mr. Tshuma’s maize and small grains harvests this year are 50% more than they were in 2015, thanks to micro-dosing, the targeted application of small quantities of fertilizer in a field. Using the micro-dosing method, farmers apply about [...]

Public and Private sector Partnerships key in SMME Development for Enhanced Farmer Productivity and Food Security in Africa

A message from the CEO and President Small Medium Enterprises (SMEs) are an important cog in the agribusiness machine. Nurtured through public and private sector partnerships, SME’s help unlock economic value for farmers through agro dealerships. Under its flagship African Fertilizer Volunteers Program (AFVP), AFAP seeks to mobilize global expertise in support to the development of [...]

AFAP expands to Cote d’Ivoire

In efforts to contribute to the revitalization of the West African cocoa sector to create a robust source of welfare for numerous smallholder farmers, the African Fertilizer and Agribusiness Partnership (AFAP), has partnered with IDH, The sustainable Trade Initiative (IDH) to increase productivity for smallholder farmers.. IDH, AFAP, together with twenty industry partners from the cocoa [...]

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 [...]