This year’s West Africa Fertilizer Agribusiness conference will see regional governments from West Africa together with industry leaders and other partners are convening in Accra, Ghana, from July 10-12, 2017, to discuss matters relating to improving African fertilizer and agribusiness partnerships across the region. The conference comes at a time when the national fertilizer and agribusiness sector in the region is going through a major boost courtesy of the countries’ fresh political leadership. This, the statement advertising the conference has said, will be possible to explore the region’s potential via the conference’s major themes including ‘partnership, investment and innovation.’
The conference that will last for three days will harness some 250 delegates and will introduce specialist workshops, keynote presentations, interactive panel discussions, break-out sessions and a site visit to the Nestle Tema factory. This is according to CRU Events Chief Executive Officer, Nicola Coslett.
The sessions will figure on critical issues including the way the cost of fertilizer for farmers in West Africa, in tandem with supply chains of agricultural inputs, can embrace some improvement. It will also showcase how local states can have better representation with international fertilizer suppliers to build a strong agribusiness model. This is according to Pierre Brunache, Chief Agribusiness Officer at AFAP.
The conference’s mandate will also cover innovation in such niches as finance or communication, and will look into how these can feature in West African agribusiness. Han-in-hand with these will be an examination on how financing tools to enable fertilizer trade and investment in the entire value chain of agribusiness can have a facelift besides encouraging the participation of young people, as well as, support women in this sector.
According to the conference’s organizers, they are pleased to announce that the meeting will garner the support of bodies such as, OCP Africa, Nectar Group, Omni Fert and Yara Group, all of which are the conference’s sponsors. Quoting Ms Coslett, “This event will be unmissable for everybody involved in the West African fertilizer and agribusiness sectors.”
This is the second in the undergoing partnership between CRU Events and AFAP. This special partnership provides unsurpassed level of networking opportunities featuring senior decision makers coming from the largest fertilizer purchasing entities and manufacturers from some of the globe’s fastest rising fertilizer markets.
Readers can learn more about the conference from the official website at: www.westafricafertilizer.com
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The African Fertilizer and Agribusiness Partnership (AFAP) is an independent non-profit African social enterprise founded in 2012 by a partnership of African development organizations. AFAP provides services to the public private sectors on sustainable development programs and policies focused on market-driven business solutions in the agriculture inputs and agribusiness value chain. AFAP combines technical expertise with entrepreneurial innovation to meet or exceed its clients’ expectations. AFAP adds value to the agriculture inputs and agribusiness value chain by building the capacity and linking African SMEs and Smallholder Farmers to global inputs and output market companies, promoting the use of high quality and affordable balanced crop nutrition products, partnering with technology and equipment providers, and facilitating trade finance for fixed assets and inventory via the Agribusiness Partnership Contract (APC) mechanism.