13 Jul 2020
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Africa’s fertilizer sector and the Bank’s High 5s

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Introduction

According to the UN’s  2019 State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World, hunger is on the rise in almost all African sub-regions, making the continent the region with the highest prevalence of undernourishment, at nearly 20%. The continent is still not able to feed itself, and there is an urgent need to improve agricultural productivity. Although fertilizer is one of the most needed inputs in agriculture ...

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06 Jul 2020

WAFA’s New Partnership to Boost W’Africa Fertilizer Market

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The West African Fertilizer Association (WAFA) has entered into a partnership with Arab Fertilizer Association (AFA) targeted at increasing the supply of high-quality affordable fertilizer in the region.

The new agreement would enable both regional associations work together to leverage West Africa fertilizer demand gap from about 3.5 million tonnage (tons) to its 12 million tons market potential.

Speaking on the partnership after the signing of memorandum of understanding ...

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03 Jul 2020

Tambuwal Lauds OCP Africa for Subsidising Fertilizer to Farmers

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The Sokoto State Governor, Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, has commended fertilizer firm, OCP Africa’s plan to support small scale farmers by selling fertilizer to them at subsidized rates so as to cushion the effect of the Covid-19 pandemic and ensure food security in the country.

Speaking at the flag-off of OCP Africa fertilizer post Covid-19 intervention package to farmers in Sokoto Thursday, Tambuwal said: “The palliatives will go a long ...

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02 Jul 2020
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COVID-19 : Nigeria distributes free seeds, fertilizers, to Kogi farmers

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As part effort to ensure food production is not affected by the devastating effect of COVID-19 and ensure a more sustainable and resilient food system in the country, the Nigerian Government Thursday handed over farm inputs to Kogi state farmers.

Minister of Agriculture Sabo Nanono, while Speaking during the flag-off ceremony at the Ministry’s Warehouse at Okene road, Kogi State, said the distribution of the free agricultural inputs to ...

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01 Jul 2020

Tambuwal Flags off Sale of Fertilizer in Sokoto

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The Sokoto State Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal on Wednesday flagged off the 2020 sale and distribution of fertilizer to farmers at a subsidized rate of N4,000 per bag to boost farming activities in the state.

Tambuwal, while declaring the sale and distribution open at the agricultural store in Kasarawa, Wamakko Local Government Area said the aim is to boost agricultural production, reduce poverty and create jobs in the state ...

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