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21 Nov 2020
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The AFFM and OCP Africa team up to increase access to fertilizers in Côte d’Ivoire and Ghana

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The African Development Bank has approved the participation of the Africa Fertilizer Financing Mechanism (AFFM) in a US$4 million partial trade credit guarantee with OCP Africa, a subsidiary of the OCP Group.

The project will reduce potential risks along the agricultural value chain, and improve access to quality inputs, including fertilizers, in Côte d'Ivoire and Ghana.

The three-year project, running from 2020 to 2023, will support 430 000 ...

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13 Jul 2020

Africa’s fertilizer sector and the Bank’s High 5s

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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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28 Apr 2020

Ivory Coast: "there will be no shortage of rice" (government)

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The Ivorian government has announced "  that there will be no shortage of rice in Côte d'Ivoire  ". The information was given on Sunday, April 26, 2020, by the Ivorian Minister for the Promotion of Rice Cultivation, Gaoussou Touré (photo), during the daily press conference on coronavirus disease.

Speaking on the government's strategy to deal with this situation, Gaoussou Touré said that "  the implementation of the Emergency Rice Program will ...

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28 Jan 2020

Africa Fertilizer Financing Mechanism Governing Council calls for more investments in Africa’s fertilizer value chain

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The Africa Fertilizer Financing Mechanism’s Governing Council closed its eighth meeting with a call for increased investment to boost agricultural yields and build the industry across the continent.

The Council met on 24 January at the Abidjan headquarters of the African Development Bank, which hosted the talks. The meeting was attended by  its 12 institutional members, who reviewed its 2019 activities and defined the body’s strategic direction for ...

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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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