08 Nov 2019
Phosphate mine in Togo courtesy Jeune Afrique

Togo and Dangote join forces to produce phosphate fertilizers

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The Togolese government and Aliko Dangote Industries announced on 7 November the conclusion of a partnership to develop a phosphate fertilizer processing industry in Togo.

The project will need an estimated $2bn in investment, which will come from both partners. It should cover part of West Africa’s phosphate fertilizer needs and create several thousand direct jobs. Mining development work is expected to begin before the end of 2019.

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08 Nov 2019
Greenwell Technologies Fertilizer

Akwa Ibom Fertilizer Firm Expresses Satisfaction over Patronage

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The Managing Director of GREENWELL Technologies, a fertilizer blending factory in Abak local government area of Akwa Ibom state, Mr. Johnny Udo has expressed satisfaction with high demand of the product by consumers across the country.

Udo, said this when members of the Correspondents’ chapel of the Nigeria Union of Journalist (NUJ), Akwa Ibom State, visited the factory as part of activities to mark the chapel’s press week saying ...

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28 Oct 2019
Commodafrica fertilizer application

Fertilizer Canada and Tractors for Africa unite to promote fertilizer in Ghana

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Fertilizer Canada, representing fertilizer manufacturers and distributors in Canada, and Tractors for Africa, which provides mechanized solutions to co-ops, signed an MoU in mid-October to implement the 4R Solution for Fertilizer Supply project with the goal of increasing the productivity and incomes of smallholders in Ghana.

The project involves incorporating 4R Nutrient Stewardship (Right Source, Right Rate, Right Time, Right Place) into fertilizer management practices. It is supported by Global ...

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16 Oct 2019
President Buhari signs fertilizer bill

Buhari Signs Universities, Fertilizer, Food Sciences Bills Into Law

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President Muhammadu Buhari has signed five bills passed by the 8th National Assembly into law as part of efforts to ensure good governance in the country.

The  Senior Special Assistant on National Assembly Matters (House of Representatives) to the President, Alhaji  Umar El-Yakubu disclosed this at a news conference in Abuja on Wednesday.

According to him, the bills include “the Obafemi Awolowo University Transitional Amendment Act, Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University ...

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09 Oct 2019
Signing of memorandum of understanding between ECOWAS and West African Fertilizer Association

ECOWAS, WAFA sign MOU at inaugural West Africa Fertilizer Financing Forum

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October 1, 2019 saw the official signing of the memorandum of understanding between Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) and West African Fertilizer Association (WAFA). This took place at the inaugural West Africa Fertilizer Financing Forum which was attended by representatives of financial institutions, ministers, government agencies, fertilizer manufacturers and various stakeholders of the fertilizer industry. The agreement recognizes WAFA as the voice of the fertilizer industry in discussions ...

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