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About the Event

The Africa Fertilizer Agribusiness Conference is the latest special collaboration between CRU Events and The African Fertilizer and Agribusiness Partnership (AFAP). Through this unique partnership, we are offering unrivalled networking opportunities with senior decision makers from the biggest fertilizer buyers and manufacturers in some of the world’s fastest growing fertilizer markets.

After the success of previous events in Tanzania, Ghana, Mozambique and South Africa, we are delighted to be bringing the conference to Lusaka, Zambia. 

Conference sessions will be centred on how partnership, investment and innovation can boost fertilizer trade and allow agribusiness to flourish in this region. It promises the opportunity to gain first-hand understanding of the challenges and opportunities and unrivalled access to high-level, hard to reach decision makers.

The 2020 conference agenda will include:

  • Updates on fertilizer demand in key African markets
  • Exploration of the potential for increased fertilizer production and blending in the region
  • Cash crop market insights on cocoa, coffee and other growth markets
  • The latest trade and investment opportunities
  • Regional economic dynamics and policy developments
  • A comprehensive overview of the fertilizer supply and agribusiness value chain
  • Global leaders in fertilizer production will discuss how to deliver high quality and cost-effectivefertilizer for African agribusiness and small holder farmers
  • Discover how the latest agricultural innovations and fertilizer products are being applied to boost African agribusiness and promoted across the region

Previous speakers have included:

  • Ibrahim Al-Quwaifel, Head of Marketing Intelligence for Phosphate & Ammonia, Ma’aden
  • Imane Belrhiti, Vice President, Sales and Marketing, OCP Africa 
  • Onajite Okoloko,  Group Chief Executive Officer and Group Managing Director, Notore Chemical Industries Plc 
  • Danquah Addo-Yobo, Managing Director, Yara Ghana Limited
  • Alain Eba Boussou, Head of Suppliers Development, Nestle
  • Balbir Singh, Head of Agronomy and Development, Indorama
  • Chris Giannakis, Director, Farmers World
  • Aliyu Suleiman, Strategy Lead, Dangote Group
  • Ashish Lakhotia, CEO Fertilizer and Agribusiness, ETG Inputs Ltd.
  • Pradeep Paunrana, Managing Director, ARM Cement
  • Chris Cleverly, Executive Chairman, African Potash
  • Anup Modha, General Manager, Minjingu Mines
  • Stefan Kratz, Managing Director, Ferrostaal Topsoe Projects GmbH
  • Michael Zormelo, Managing Director, OmniFert
  • Ousmane Sibide, CEO, SOGEFERT
  • Dr Namanga Ngongi, Chairman of the Board of Trustees, The African Fertilizer and Agribusiness Partnership (AFAP) 
  • Tumusiime Rhoda Peace, Former Commissioner for Rural Economy and Agriculture, African Union
  • José Condugua António Pacheco, Minister for Agriculture and Food Security, Government of Mozambique
  • Hon. Hackman Owusu-Agyemang, Chairman, Ghana Cocoa Board (COCOBOD)
  • Hon. Robert Ahomka Lindsay, Deputy Minister, Ministry of Trade and Investment, Government of Ghana
  • Hon. William Agrapong Quaitto, Deputy Minister, Ministry of Food and Agriculture, Government of Ghana
  • Jean-Yves Couloud, Technical Secretary, Le Conseil du Café Cacao, Government of Cote D’Ivoire
  • Dr Charles Tizeba, Minister for Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries, Government of Tanzania
  • Charles Mwijage, Minister for Industry, Trade and Investment, Government of Tanzania
  • Patrick Heffer, Senior Director, Agriculture Service, International Fertilizer Association (IFA) 
  • Suzanne Ngo-Eyok, Director, Cocoa Livelihoods Program, World Cocoa Foundation
  • Dr. Harold Roy-Macauley, Director General, AfricaRice
  • Madam Fatima Ali, President & Board Chair, Kuapa Kokoo Farmer’s Union
  • Dr. John Purchase, Chief Executive, Agbiz
  • Rebbie Harawa, Senior Programme Officer, AGRA
  • Chiji Ojukwu, Director of the Agriculture and Agro-Industry Department, African Development Bank (AfDB)
  • Nell Grobbelaar, Senior Project Manager, Industrial Development Corporation (IDC)
  • Dr. Andrew Msolla, Chairman, Tanzania Fertiliser Registration Authority (TFRA)
  • Dr Shamie Zingore, Regional Director, sub-Saharan Africa, IPNI