Fertilizer industry under review at West African conference

Senior decision makers from the biggest fertilizer buyers and manufacturers in some of the world’s fastest growing fertilizer markets are to converge on Accra, Ghana, next month.

The West Africa Fertilizer Agribusiness conference begins on the 10th of July and ends, July 12.

The three-day conference is expected to attract over 250 attendees and feature keynote presentations, panel discussions as well as a site visit to the Nestle Tema factory in Ghana.

“Sessions will explore critical issues such as how the cost of fertilizer for West African farmers and how supply chains of agricultural inputs can be improved, how local government and international suppliers of fertilizer can work in partnership to build strong agribusiness,” said Pierre Brunache, Chief Agribusiness Officer of the organizers

“The conference will also look into how innovation in areas of finance or communication can be used in West African agribusiness, financing tools to enable fertilizer trade and investment in the agribusiness value chain and how to encourage youth participation and support women in agribusiness,” Mr. Brunache added.

The agenda features over 25 speakers including opening keynote presentations from Hon. Hackman Owusu-Agyemang the Chairman of Ghana Cocoa Board (COCOBOD) and Tchambacou Ayassor the Commissioner of Agriculture, Environment and Water Resources at The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS).

Fertilizer industry leaders such as Onajite Okoloko, Group CEO and MD of Notore Chemical Industries, Nigeria and Danquah Addo-Yobbo, MD of Yara Ghana will also give their views.