This is a register of fertilizer manufacturing and processing plants known to be operational in Sub Saharan Africa. It also includes a section on proposed projects either under construction or likely to be operational within the next 5 years.
Africa is moving fast towards sustainable agriculture, facing many challenges while developing valid market solutions and providing socio-economic opportunities. Africa’s agriculture transformation is needed to achieve food security in resilient and sustainable agri-food supply chains/systems.
 In 2012, IFDC, through AfricaFertilizer.org initiative have been working with the CountrySTAT program of FAO to produce and disseminate, reliable and up-to-date official statistics on fertilizer produced, imported, exported and consumed in countries within the West Africa Sub-region.
In March 2020, AfricaFertilizer.org in collaboration with West Africa Fertilizer Association (WAFA) organized a Fertilizer Technical Working Groups (FTWG) workshops to validate fertilizer statistics in Burkina Faso, Cote d’Ivoire, Mali and Senegal for the year 2019.
 Africa’s agriculture transformation is key to ensure food security and the end of hunger and malnutrition to the continent, while increasing farmers productivity and providing agriculture sustainability. Lower than optimal fertilizer consumption, poor access to finance and slow adoption of new technologies and innovative business are some of the challenges that Africa is facing. More investments, improved knowledge and information, better availability of fertilizers and balanced plant nutrition, enhanced agronomic advice and cooperation with farmers are needed, as well as a holistic and joint intervention of the private and public sectors, to lead a cost-effective African Green Revolution.
 This is a register of fertilizer manufacturing and processing plants known to be operational in Sub Saharan Africa. It also includes a section on proposed projects either under construction or likely to be operational within the next 5 years.
 The objective of the Africa Fertilizer Map 2020 is to increase awareness on the appropriate use of fertilizers and their potential to increase farm productivity and transform agriculture. There are several challenges that Africa is facing and targets it should meet to achieve its full potential growth, including closing a fertilizer consumption gap in various countries; to meet these targets, Africa needs to follow agronomic recommendations and public and private sectors need to partner to transform the fertilizer value chain. Read more
 An overview of fertilizer statistics in Ghana from 2015 to 2019 based on Official trade data obtained from Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) and Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) and validated by CountrySTAT Fertilizer Technical Working Group – Nigeria(FTWG-NIG) Read more
 IFDC, WAFA, and AfricaFertilizer.org are joining forces to launch the West Africa COVID-19 Fertilizer Watch. This weekly bulletin will provide fertilizer value chain stakeholders with up-to-date information on how the global pandemic is affecting fertilizer and agro-input trade in the region, and agricultural production in 2020 and later.
 An overview of fertilizer statistics in Nigeria from 2014- 2018 based on Official trade data obtained from Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) and validated by the Fertilizer Technical Working Group in Nigeria.
 An overview of fertilizer statistics in Kenya from 2014 to 2018 based on Official trade data obtained from Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) and validated by Kenya Fertilizer Technical Working Group (FTWG-KEN). Read more