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


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.



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.