IFA and the AFAP Agree to Improve Fertilizer Markets in Africa
A new agreement forged between the International Fertilizer Industry Association and the African Fertilizer and Agribusiness Partnership should increase the amount of fertilizer used across Africa.
In efforts to improve Africa’s agricultural development and bridge the continent’s productivity gap, IFA and AFAP signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) during the 2014 IFA Strategic Forum held in Marrakech, Morocco, according to a release from the IFA.
AFAP and IFA have pledged to collaborate on a number of joint activities to engage and support private and public sector initiatives to identify, enable and deliver improvements. Both organizations will act as intermediaries between the private and public sectors to ensure that the goals of all parties are being met and that an enabling environment is developed and maintained consistent with the objectives set forth in the 2006 Abuja Declaration on Fertilizer to increase fertilizer use to 50 kg per hectare across the continent.