As we step into the “new normal” with Covid-19 affecting trade and the global economy, CRU and The African Fertilizer and Agribusiness Partnership (AFAP) developed a new virtual platform to continue to keep the international fertilizer industry supplied with the latest information and key contacts from across Africa.

The Africa Fertilizer Agribusiness Virtual Conference took place between the 14th and 18th September. It brought together over 350 registered attendees to join over 60 expert speakers in discussing the key issues and engaging in meaningful networking.

The conference produced over 16 hours of recorded content that includes presentations, panel discussions, live Q&A, roundtables and side meetings. All of this can  be watched on demand through the conference platfrom.

Way beyond a webinar, the virtual conference offered highly interactive and focused discussion sessions, networking solutions and a multimedia virtual exhibition packed with resources to help you build your strategy for maintaining fertilizer and agribusiness trade across Africa.

Speakers, panellists and moderators included:

  • Chris Lawson, Head of Fertilizer Analysis, CRU
  • Jason Scarpone, CEO, African Fertilizer Agribusiness Partnership
  • Anas M. Al-Bassam, VP, Commercial & Market Development, Ma’aden
  • Devakumar V.G. Edwin, Group Executive Director, Dangote Industries 
  • Dr. Praveen Singh, AVP, Indorama Fertilizer
  • Caitlin Shaw, Manager, Farm Services Unit, Meridian
  • Sanjay Kabra, Regional Coordinator for Central Africa, ETG
  • Niels Wage, CEO, Danakali
  • Danquah Addo-Yobo, Regional Director – West Africa, Yara West Africa
  • Dr. Mbette Msolla, Country Director, Tanzania, OCP
  • Mhamed Ibnabdeljalil, CEO, Itafos
  • Asseta Diallo, Program Officer, Interim Head, Soil Fertility and Fertilizer Systems, Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA)
  • Ibrahim Gourouza, Chief Operations Officer, Grow Africa
  • Pierre Brunache, Fertilizer Value Chain Specialist, African Development Bank
  • John Purchase, CEO, Agbiz
  • Pieter Haumann, CEO, Fertasa
  • Dr. Victor Antwi, Head of Agrodealer Development, AGRA
  • Forster Boateng, Regional Head for West Africa, AGRA
  • James Mutonyi, Managing Director, AGMARK
  • Luambo Munzedzi, CEO, Agro dealers Association of Southern Africa (ADASA)
  • Gideon Negedu, Executive Secretary, Fertilizer Producers and Suppliers Association of Nigeria (FEPSAN)
  • Grace Chilande, Fertilizer Market Specialist, AfricaFertilizer.Org Coordinator, IFDC
  • Michael Owusu, Planting for Food and Jobs (PFJ) Officer, Ministry of Food and Agriculture (MoFA), Ghana
  • Dr. Stephen Nagailo, Executive Director, Tanzania Fertilizer Regulatory Authority, Tanzania
  • Ms. Josephine Nakanwagi, Cluster Coordinator, Dep of Extension, Ministry of Agriculture Animal Industry and Fisheries, Uganda
  • Mukanga Arthur, Standards Officer, Uganda National Bureau of Standards, Uganda
  • Dr. Jerone Chimgonda-Nkhoma, Director of Agriculture Extension Services, Ministry of Agriculture and Food Security, Malawi
  • Isaac Masusu, Head of Agribusiness, NMB Bank, Tanzania
  • William Brandford Nettey, Head of Agribusiness, ABSA Bank, Ghana
  • Bukola Awosanya, Head of Agric & Export Finance, Sterling Bank, Nigeria
  • Josie Armstrong, Principal Consultant, CRU
  • Joost Van Odijk, Technical Advisor, African Fertilizer and Agribusiness Partnership
  • Joseph Rusike, Senior Policy Advisor, African Fertilizer and Agribusiness Partnership
  • Joel Kakaire, Country Manager, Uganda, African Fertilizer and Agribusiness Partnership
  • Nana-Aisha Mohammed, West Africa Program Implementation Lead, African Fertilizer and Agribusiness Partnership

  • The conference delivered:


    • Africa's premier fertilizer marketplace: Meet virtually with all the key players from the whole fertilizer and agribusiness supply chain to boost your trade into this region
    • Potential solutions for Africa’s commercial farming operations: The conference will explore technology advances in agriculture, financing techniques that have been successful for large farming, and lessons from agrobusiness operations in challenging environments around the world, that can be applied to Africa’s large farming and agrobusiness operations. 
    • Agrodealer, SME and emerging farmer participation: Working in conjunction with the African Fertilizer Agribusiness Partnership (AFAP) and other key stakeholders, the event partners will again ensure the participation of a large delegation of agrodealers, and farming community leaders from across Africa, in an effort to find real solutions for smallholder farmers. 
      Strong content supported by facilitated networking: The conference series has built a reputation for meaningful discussion and being a unique networking opportunity. Participants can be assured of gaining new contacts and knowledge that can make an impact on their business, even on a virtual platform. 






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