Platform for African – European Partnership in Agricultural Research for Development

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Africa Fertilizer 2015 conference

Prof. Mkandawire on the East and Southern Africa platform 
that is planned for October 2015 in Lusaka, Zambia.
18-20 February 2015. Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Africa Fertilizer 2015 conference. Over 350 delegates from
55 countries attended the conference. The conference received the highest ever number of attending delegates from Africa - including 10 delegates from Ghana, 20 from Ethiopia and 25 from Kenya.

Key speakers at the 2015 conference included:
  • H.E. Tefera Derbew, the Minister of Agriculture for Ethiopia updated the audience on the development strategies for 2015 
  • Khalid Bomba, CEO at the Agricultural Transformation Agency discussed the need for transforming agriculture in Africa 
  • Bashir Jama, the Soil Health Programme Director at AGRA covered the importance of complete fertilization of smallholder Agriculture in Africa 
  • E.M. Muriuki the Managing Director of MEA Fertilizers provided an update on blended fertilizer production in Kenya 
  • Jean Bakole the Regional Director of Ethiopia from the United Nations Industrial Development Organization discussed available mineral resources in Africa
Télécharger la brochure de présentation de la conférence
Download the 2015 conference brochure

During the conference the’s newly designed and expanded website was launched , addressing sector’s need for fertilizer market information and data in Africa:
  • The expanded site features new content and media including company profiles, product catalogues and business directories.
  • The revamped website equips fertilizer actors with rich resources and market information on fertilizer products, supply and operators, filling a longstanding knowledge gap that has traditionally inhibited Africa’s food security and agricultural development.
Mounir Halim the Business Development Manager at Argus FMB gives an overview of fertilizer development within Africa.

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