Kenya’s Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, Fisheries and Irrigation (MoALF&I), in collaboration with IFDC and various public and private partners, organized the Kenya Fertilizer Roundtable (KeFERT) meeting to bring together fertilizer stakeholders in the country and region. The meeting was held October 16-17, 2018, to spur coordinated efforts toward unblocking constraints that limit smallholder farmers’ access to and use of fertilizers and soil amendments.
KeFERT resulted in the formation of the Kenya Fertilizer Platform, a public-private mechanism composed of key stakeholders involved in fertilizer access, quality, and use. The purpose of the Fertilizer Platform is to resolve issues and enable dialogue, coordination, and information exchange. The platform will facilitate action on key fertilizer issues through public-private task forces on an ongoing basis. A key outcome of the platform is to create a more competitive fertilizer sector that results in increased accessibility, affordability, and availability of fertilizers to smallholder farmers.