Senegalese Fertilizer Professionals Association (APESEN) was set up on Monday in Dakar with the aim of further professionalizing the distribution sector of this agricultural input, explained Moulaye Baldé, one of its initiators.
"We will try to bring ourselves into conformity through this association and set ourselves to the standards of what is done in the sub-region, in Mali, in Nigeria and in Burkina Faso etc.," he said. declared in the margins of the constituent general meeting.
The fertilizer sector is quite dynamic, a little complex but works a lot. Our major challenge is to raise the level of fertilizer use while improving quality, '' he explained.
"This association will be a member of West Africa Fertilizer Association" (WAFA), he said, stressing that it would also participate in the promotion of fertilizer, in the increase of its use.
Referring to the challenges, Baldé insisted on those relating to production, distribution, organization of the sector and training of producers in the use of this agricultural input.
The association arrives at its hour and will allow the State to have an interlocutor on the sectors concerning the agricultural sector, has for its part reacted, Alassane Diallo, director general of ICS (Chemical industries of Senegal).
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