The West African Fertilizer Association (WAFA) was born from the will of the fertilizer sector players in the region to join forces to meet the fertilizers challenges and it represents all ECOWAS countries member.
The association companies members are sharing common opportunities and difficulties and think together to find sustainable solutions by combining their means and their energies in order to promote a sustainable agriculture and as an environment favorable to the farmers.
It is an initiative that dates from December 2015, but the desire to unite all these energies goes back from a long way. Today, the association has 28 companies from 9 different countries.
West African structure, bringing together all the professional in fertilizer (importers, producers, processors, distributors) to have a common voice and action towards promoting rational efficience of fertilizer developing sustainable agriculture.
The association will aim, to promote access to (availability , affordability, timing) adns efficient use of quality and appropriate fertilizers among the farming population of West Africa.
Engage authorities and policy makers in the development of regional agricultural policy in terms of agronomy, infrastructure, trade environment and financing with transparency in the overall interest of improving agriculture.
To support its membres by facilitating improved buisiness linkages, access to production requirements including friendly financing mechanisms and improved market acces.
For this, the association must bring together all the energies, skills, expertise and ressources of its members and its thechnical partners .
"Quality , A Priority"
Many objectivies have already been considered and prioritized. We have already begun activity on three of them due to the commitment of a working group elected from among the founder members.
One of the key objectives of WAFA is the quality of fertilizers.