AfricaFertilizer.org

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Launched by IFDC in 2010, the goal of AfricaFertilizer.org (AFO) is to contribute to the development of a sustainable and profitable agriculture sector in Africa.

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MAKING FERTILIZER AVAILABLE TO ALL

AfricaFertilizer.org encourages and coordinates partnerships and data-sharing mechanisms that provide information in two primary areas:

  • Fertilizer statistics, such as production, trade, consumption, prices, production capacities and fertilizer use per crop.
  • Fertilizer market intelligence, including fertilizer policies and regulations, subsidy programs, business and product directories, publications and news.

AFO sources, aggregates, filters and shares information on fertilizer through a web-based portal – www.africafertilizer.org.

MAKING FERTILIZER AVAILABLE TO ALL

AFO offers a combination of information and media channels and tools – from comprehensive websites and searchable online statistics to policies (with NEPAD), market news, product catalogs and business directories; it also now includes social media and mobile applications.

AFO is interacting with major international databases such as FAOSTAT and IFADATA, fertilizer intelligence agencies and several regional and national agro-input market information systems – reaching 10,000 agro-dealers and millions of farmers across West and East Africa.

PROVIDING MORE INFORMATION ON FERTILIZERS IN AFRICA

AFO evolved from aggregating and disseminating existing information on fertilizers to providing support to partners, programs and activities that increase the availability and quality of such information.

AFO is an IFDC initiative that works in partnership with the International Fertilizer Industry Association (IFA), the recently launched African Fertilizer and Agribusiness Partnership (AFAP), the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations through its CountrySTAT program and the African Union Commission (AUC) and its New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD) Planning and Coordination Agency.