To feed the people, we must first feed the soil

Olusegun Obasanjo, Former President of Nigeria


Tracking fertilizer production, trade and use in Africa



Monitoring fertilizer prices from ports to farms



Connecting fertilizer industry with agro dealers across Africa



Promoting new fertilizer technologies in Africa

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Focus fertilizer statistics at national and sub-national levels

Distribution of fertilizer manufacturing plants

Number of fertilizer manufacturing plant units per country

Distribution of fertilizer processing plants

Number of fertilizer processing plant units per country


4 September - 8 September 2017 | Abidjan, Côte d'ivoire

African Green Revolution Forum

This year’s AGRF is co-hosted with the government of Cote d’Ivoire and is being held for the first time in Francophone West Africa. An expected 750 delegates, sponsors and speakers including heads of state, development partners, academia, investors, business leaders will share their insights on how to align, create and leverage financial, technical, policy and market expanding resources to develop game-changing and inclusive agribusiness models for Africa to counter the major challenges facing the agriculture sector on the continent.


5 June - 9 June 2017 | Dakar, Senegal

Developing Private Sector Agro-Input Markets

IFDC is organizing a five-day training intended for key stakeholders involved in the design or implementation of targeted agricultural input subsidy interventions .The training program will highlight the successful experiences of different countries in sub-Saharan Africa, Eastern Europe and Asia and draw on realistic examples through the use of case studies.


22 May - 24 May 2017 | Marrakech, Maroc

IFA Annual Conference

IFA conferences and meetings offer rich opportunities for members to exchange views on a number of key issues facing the fertilizer industry. During this year conference, invited speakers will contribute valuable information on fertilizer demand and supply related issues with a special focus in Sub-Saharan Africa. Members will have the opportunity to meet over 1400 chief executives and senior management representatives of the global fertilizer players and expand business contacts in this year’s exceptionally large networking and exhibition area.


15 May - 19 May 2017 | Accra, Ghana

Linking Farmers to Markets in Africa

IFDC is organizing a 5day training intended for professionals in the private and public sector with a particular interest in the connection between farmers and markets. This training program will draw on lessons learned and best practices from IFDC and partner organizations.


9 May - 10 May 2017 | Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire

West Africa Fertilizer Forum

The West Africa Fertilizer Forum, organized by the West African Fertilizer Association and Argus, will bring together all links in the fertilizer supply chain in this region, as well as global producers, technology developers and investors. As a collaboration between the leader in global fertilizer trade conferences and the unrivalled local contacts and expertise of the West African Fertilizer Association, this conference will be the first choice for anyone who wants to expand in this dynamic market.


11 April - 13 April 2017

African Forum: "From Soil Fertility Testing and Mapping, to Site Specific Fertilizer Recommendations for crops"

The forum is jointly organized by the USAID West Africa Fertilizer Program, USAID Cotton Partnership Program, USAID FTF Agricultural Technology Transfer Program and IFDC/WAFP. The purpose of this forum is to review current efforts in improving resolution of fertilizer recommendations through soil fertility testing, the achievements, the methods and approaches involved, and to discuss ways of aggregating data and sharing information at a regional level. The ability of the fertilizer industry to integrate research outputs into their blending plants, and the opportunity with banking institutions to fund fertilizer recommendation related initiatives will be examined.


21 February - 22 February 2017 | Bamako, Mali

Regional Forum on Fertilizer Subsidy Programs in West Africa

The regional forum on fertilizer subsidy Programs in West Africa is a two-day workshop organized by IFDC/WAFP and ECOWAS. The goal is to improve the design, management, implementation and evaluation of "smart" fertilizer subsidy programs through the use by West African countries of standard guidelines validated by stakeholders and endorsed by ECOWAS.


15 February - 17 February 2017 | Cape Town, South Africa

Argus FMB Africa Fertilizer 2017

The 8th annual Argus FMB Africa Fertilizer conference is the leading meeting place for the African supply chain. Join a cross-section of stakeholders including government leaders, finance providers, NGOs, regional distributors and global producers to discuss on “Improving Access and Increasing Consumption of Fertilizer and Building Meaningful Supply Chain Partnerships in Africa”.


12 December - 16 December 2016 | Accra, Ghana

Promoting Agriculture Technology to Improve Productivity and Net Returns for Smallholder Farmers

IFDC is organizing a 5-day training that will expose participants to trends and challenges in the agricultural global market and show how farmers, agribusinesses, and policymakers are adjusting to them by using state-of-the-art information and technology available for today’s agriculture production of their use on soil health.


10 October - 12 October 2016 | Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Africa fertilizer Agribusiness 2016

The Africa Fertilizer Agribusiness Conference is a collaboration between CRU and The African Fertilizer and Agribusiness Partnership (AFAP). The event will focus on the role of fertilizers within African agribusiness and how the African agricultural industry can work with international partners to strengthen and improve its agricultural output. Delegates will benefit from three days of dedicated networking opportunities and a comprehensive programme of high level presentations covering key market trends, project updates and supply and demand forecasts. Drawing on CRU’s technical event experience, the Africa Fertilizer Agribusiness conference will also feature an extensive exhibition of the the world’s cutting edge fertilizer and agribusiness technologies and services.


11 July - 16 July 2016 | Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire

Linking farmers to markets in Africa

IFDC is organizing a 5day training intended for professionals in the private and public sector with a particular interest in the connection between farmers and markets. This training program will draw on lessons learned and best practices from IFDC and partner organizations.


30 May - 6 June 2016 | Arusha, Tanzania

Developing Private Sector Agro-Input Markets – Designing and Implementing Targeted Subsidy Programs

IFDC with the support of the African Union Commission’s Department of Rural Economy and Agriculture is organizing a five day training designed for key stakeholders involved in designing or implementing targeted agro-input subsidy interventions. This training program will draw on lessons learned and best practices from IFDC and partner organizations.


24-26 February 2016 | Marrakech, Morocco

Argus FMB Africa Fertilizer Conference 2016

Argus FMB is organizing its seventh (7th) Africa Fertilizer conference, a great platform which gives an opportunity to access the world fatest growing fertilizer market. The conference will be focusing on areas like bulk blending versus processing, multi-nutrient application and soil mapping in Africa.


2-6 November 2015 | Accra, Ghana

Promoting Innovative Composting Alternatives of Agricultural and Municipal Waste

IFDC is organizing a training that is designed to build the capacity of the participants to take full advantage of the enormous municipal and human waste in order to improve agricultural productivity and move toward food security in Africa.


24-25 September | Lusaka, Zambia

Taking Fertilizer Supply to Scale

The African Fertilizer and Agribusiness Partnership (AFAP) in partnership with the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) is organizing the first ever Annual Conference of the East and Southern Africa Fertilizer Trade Platform in Lusaka, Zambia under the theme, "Taking Fertilizer Supply to Scale". H.E. Mr. Edgar Lungu, President of Zambia will give the keynote address.


22-26 June | Vienna, Austria

IFA/IFDC international workshop on nitrogen fertilizer production technology

IFDC on behalf of IFA will conduct an international workshop on "Nitrogen Fertilizer Production Technology" in Vienna from 22-26 June of 2015.


18-19 June | Abuja, Nigeria

AFO FTWG workshop Nigeria

The CountrySTAT Nigeria Fertilizer Technical Workking Group will conduct a 2 day validation workshop of 2011-2014 fertilizer statistics in partnership with and the USAID funded West Africa Fertilizer Program.


25-27 May | Istanbul, Turkey

IFA Annual Conference

The 83rd IFA’s Annual Conference is to be held in Istanbul from 25-27 May of 2015. Dr Pedro Sanchez wil be keynote speaker to help mark the International Year of Soil.


13-17 April | Cote d’Ivoire

IFDC/AFAP international workshop on balanced fertilizers

IFDC, in association with the African Fertilizer and Agribusiness Partnership (AFAP) announces an International Workshop on “Bringing Balanced Fertilizers to the Market: Opportunities and Constraints” in Abidjan, 13-17 April 2015.



8 July | Africa

Argus Africa Fertilizer Directory

Realizing the great need for companies operating in the fertilizer sector in Africa to get connected to each other and do business together, Argus ‬ and IFDC are collaborating to build Argus Africa Fertilizer Directory. The directory which will be available online, will be a reliable one stop shop source of information for networking, business linkages, investment decisions making, and product marketing. Deciding to be part of this business directory means you are about to increase your brand awareness, increase traffic to your website, gain exposure to potential customers across the region and beyond Africa, get greater visibility among users, be easily accessible, and inform users about your company in details.


3 March | Africa

ArgusFMB's new Sub-Saharan Africa Fertilizers Report is now available

Argus FMB’s new fertilizer report explores sub-Saharan Africa’s own resources, examines the potential to develop new projects and provides an in-depth country-by-country outlook. This unique study also offers a detailed analysis of harnessing natural gas for new nitrogen capacity in the next 5-10 years.


25 February | Marrakech, Morocco

Office Chérifien des Phosphates has announced the Creation of its Subsidiary "OCP Africa", Dedicated to the Agricultural Development in Africa

Office Chérifien des Phosphates (OCP) Group, one of the world leading company which offers an extensive range of ‪fertilizer‬ products for use in enriching soils, increasing agricultural yield and feeding the world in an economic and sustainable way is delighted to announce the creation of its subsidiary ‪OCP AFRICA‬ which will be dedicated to agricultural development in Africa. The announcement was made at the 7th international ‪‎ArgusFMB‬ Africa Fertilizer 2016 conference, held in Marrakech, Morocco from 24th to 26th February 2016.


1 February | Jorf Lasfar, Morocco

Office Chérifien des Phosphates (OCP) has opened a new fertilizer plant dedicated to African market

The world's leading phosphate exporter, Office Chérifien des Phosphates (OCP) has started production at a new fertilizer plant dedicated to the African market. The plant includes units that can produce 1 milloin tons of fertilizer, 1.4 million tons of sulfuric acid, and 450,000 tons of phosphoric acid annually.


3 December 2015 First Edition of West Africa Newsletter has launched its first edition of its West Africa Newsletter dubbed "FertiNews West Africa" full of the best information in the fertilizer industry. Interested in reading, click here: newsletter

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1 October 2015

Introducing Dr. J. Scott Angle, IFDC’s New President and CEO

Dr. J. Scott Angle officially joined the International Fertilizer Development Center as the organization’s new President and CEO. Angle is an internationally known soil scientist and former Fulbright scholar. He previously served as dean of the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences at the University of Georgia.


22 May 2015 | Tel Aviv, Israel

Creation of the "Center for Fertilization and Plant Nutrition (CFPN)"

ICL announced the creation of a unique Israel-based partnership creating a new global knowledge and research center for fertilizers and plant nutrition.


18 February 2015 | Ethiopia

New Africafertilizer website launched’s newly designed and expanded website goes live today. The launch takes place as part of the Argus FMB Africa Fertilizer 2015 Conference in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, attended by more than 400 of the world’s key fertilizer industry actors operating in Africa.






The International Fertilizer Development Center is a public international organization that increases developing countries’ agricultural productivity through the creation and transfer of sound crop nutrient technologies and agribusiness expertise.


The African Union Commission and its implementing agencies aim to affect policy and market to improve farmers’ fertilizer access and their incentives for wider use across Africa through its Fertilizer Support Programme.


The African Fertilizer and Agribusiness Partnership is a non-profit partnership that unites the expertise and dedication of the public and private sectors to create competitive and sustainable fertilizer markets for Africa’s smallholder farmers.


The International Fertilizer Industry Association represents the global fertilizer industry and ensures farmers everywhere have the crop nutrients they need to grow.


The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) is an agency that combats global hunger and promotes rural development.


CountrySTAT is a web-based information technology system for food and agriculture statistics at the national and sub-national levels. It currently covers 21 Sub-Saharan African countries.