The European Alliance on Agricultural knowledge for Development

9-11 October 2017. Maputo, Mozambique. The East and Southern Africa Fertilizer Agribusiness Conference. This Conference is a collaboration between CRU Events and The African Fertilizer and Agribusiness Partnership (AFAP).

The conference sessions centered on how partnership, investment and innovation can boost fertilizer trade and allow agribusiness to flourish in this region.

Session 1
Moderator: Jason Scarponi(see picture right) CEO, The African Fertilizer Agribusiness Partnership (AFAP)

Session 2: Fertilizer as a catalyst for East and Southern African agribusiness

Moderator: Patrick Heffer, Senior Director, Agriculture Service, IFA

  • Imane Belrhiti, Vice President, Sales and Marketing, OCP Africa
  • Pierre Brunache, Chief Agribusiness Officer, The African Fertilizer Agribusiness Partnership (AFAP)
  • Shamie Zingore, Regional Director, sub-Saharan Africa, IPNI Understanding African Soil and its nutrient needs
  • Lilian Wanjiru Mbuthia, Senior Agronomist, Eastern Africa, ICL Innovation in fertilizer and agribusiness
Session 3: Policy development to support regional fertilizer trade and agribusiness

Harmonization of fertilizer regulations and policies
Quality testing and enforcement of standards
Subsidization strategies to achieve yield results
Moderator: Maria Wanzala, (see picture) Chief Policy Officer, The African Fertilizer Agribusiness Partnership (AFAP)

  • Dereje Biruk, Senior Director, Agricultural Transformation Agency
  • Carlos Zandamela, President, Mozambican Association for Fertilizers (AMOFERT)
  • George Magai, Director of Trade and Markets, Alliance for Commodity Trade in East and Southern Africa (ACTESA)
  • Dr. Mshindo Msolla, Chairman, Tanzania Fertilizer Regulation Authority

West Africa Fertilizer Agribusiness Conference Video