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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 [...]

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 [...]

The African Agriculture Fund’s Technical Assistance Facility Launches a Productivity Improvement Project for Smallholders in Malawi with Meridian

The Technical Assistance Facility (TAF) of the African Agriculture Fund (AAF) is pleased to announce the awarding of a project of €600,000 to Africa Fertiliser and Agri-business Partnership (AFAP), for the implementation of a Productivity Improvement Program for Smallholders (PIPS) in Malawi. click here for more

Global Fertilizer Industry Pledges its support towards AFFM during Third International Conference for Financing for Development in Ethiopia.

The African Fertilizer and Agribusiness Partnership’s (AFAP) board of Trustees chairperson Dr Amos Ngongi Namanga, together with AFAP’s President and CEO and Vice President joined a fertilizer industry delegation led by IFA Director General Charlotte Hebebrand to attend the Third International Conference on Financing for Development in Addis Ababa the capital of Ethiopia.  During the conference, [...]

AFAP Vice President at the United Nations

Professor Richard Mkandawire, Vice President of the African Fertilizer and Agribusiness Partnership (AFAP) was a speaker during an interactive dialogue with Major Groups and other Stakeholders on a session of the post-2015 development agenda negotiations at the United Nations head-quarters yesterday. Mkandawire highlighted the importance of business in devising and implementing Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Mkandawire’s full [...]

AFAP and IFA host session on smallholders’ access to fertilizer in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

The African Fertilizer and Agribusiness Partnership (AFAP) and the International Fertilizer Industry Association (IFA), which strive to promote the importance of fertilizer access for African farmers as a means of bridging the current agricultural productivity gap on the continent, hosted a session on smallholders’ access to fertilizer at the recent Argus FMB Africa Fertilizer conference in [...]

COMESA and AFAP discuss modalities on a Joint Fertiliser Policy and Regulatory Harmonisation in the Region

A high level regional validation workshop to discuss and validate a report on the review of national fertilizer policies and regulations  and the roadmap towards the establishment of a fertilizer policy and regulatory framework for COMESA is underway in Lusaka, Zambia. This initiative is being implemented by the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) [...]

AFAP and IFA sign strategic MoU to improve Fertilizer markets

In efforts to improve Africa’s agricultural development and bridge the continent’s productivity gap, the African Fertilizer and Agribusiness Partnership (AFAP) and the International Fertilizer Industry Association (IFA) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) during the 2014 IFA Strategic Forum held in Marrakesh, Morocco. The MoU signed by Jason Scarpone, AFAP’s President and CEO, and Charlotte Hebebrand, [...]