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Improving Access and Increasing Consumption of Fertilizer and Building Meaningful Supply Chain Partnerships in Africa 

The 9th annual Argus Africa Fertilizer conference took place 26-28 February 2018 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. As the number one meeting place for the African fertilizer supply chain, this was an unrivalled networking forum for anyone looking to grow their business across Africa.

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Speakers included: 

    • Lazaro KitanduCEO, Tanzania Fertiliser Regulatory Authority (TFRA)

    • Hon. Christophe Bazivamo, Deputy Secretary General, Productive and Social SectorsEast African Community Secretariat

    • Henry Kargbo, Director of Crops, Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Food Security, Sierra Leone
    • Yazeed Al-Angary, General Manager Agri-Nutrients, SABIC
    • Jason ScarponeCEO, AFAP
    • Luis Alfredo Perez, SVP – Yara Crop Nutrition Africa, Yara
    • Khaled Al-Rowais, SVP, Ma’aden
    • Robert Meakin, Research and Development Director, Sirius Minerals
    • Frances WollmerPrincipal, Fertilizer Consulting, Argus
    • Patrick HefferSenior Director, Agriculture Service, IFA
    • Henry Ogola, Managing Director, ChemAgro
    • Dr Shamie Zingore, Regional Director, sub-Saharan Africa, IPNI
    • Bowen WilliamsDirector of Business Development, Lori Systems
    • Julia FranklinGlobal Sourcing Director, One Acre Fund
    • Achim Dobermann, Director & Chief Executive, Rothamsted Research
    • Dr Rebbie Harawa, Head of Soil Fertility & Fertilizer Systems, Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA)
    • Daniel Gad, Managing Director, Omega Farms
    • James MutonyiManaging Director, AGMARK
    • Ndubuisi EkekweFounder & Chairman, Zenvus

Quotation marks "We met all major clients and large players at the conference who are relevant for us."- Christian Roeder, Mozambique CEO, Beira Logistics Terminals       

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View the photos from the 2018 conference here.


Quotation marks "The Argus Africa Fertilizer conference brings together major industry players to discuss and understand how the African context requires flexibility and investment to build the market and bring high-quality fertilizer to end users. This conference is a great way to build industry connections and strengthen existing relationships." - Julia Franklin, One Acre Fund

Attendees by region

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A sample of who you will meet in Addis Ababa:

OCP Africa, Ma’aden, Sirius, Borealis, Evergro, ETG, Transcom, Yara, Arab Potash Company, Green Has Jordan, SABIC South Africa, Ethiopian Institute of Agricultural Research, Ameropa, IMGS, Agrocredit Central, Meridian Group Services, United Nations Economic Commission for Africa, Sustainable Agro Solutions, Kynoch Fertilizer, Innofert, Green Has Italia, Nitron Group, BORAX, African Fertilizer and Agribusiness Partnership, INDAGRO, Toyota Tsusho Fertilizer Africa, Changsha Green Mountain Chemical Company, Sociedad Industrial Tierra S.A., Bagtech International, K+S Kali, Experse, Sasol, EthioSIS, ATA, Canpotex International (Canada) Limited, Rothamsted Research, doucoure partenaire agro-industries, Zenvus, Intertek Morocco, North Sea Port, Uralkali Trading, Nutricare Fertilisers, Xavisa Group, One Acre Fund – Kenya, Smallholder Farmers Fertiliser Revolving Fund of Malawi, BORAX., SoilCares, Farmers World, Agricultural Resources Limited, URALCHEM, JSC, IFDC, Shanghai Bestwin Petrochemicals Co, Unifert Group SA, AGRA, Omnia Fertilizer, FERTASA, International Fertilizer Industry Association (IFA) Acron Switzerland, Yargus Manufacturing, Valency International Trading Pte, Sinochem UK, Mekatrade Asia Singapore, Geneva Branch, Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Food Security, CIA, TFRA, Agronova International Inc, PhosAgro Trading SA, Neufarm Kimya, EuroChem Trading GmbH, International Finance Corporation (IFC) - World Bank Group, Verbrugge Terneuzen Terminals, Nectar Group, International Raw Materials, CHEMPLEX CORPORATION, ZFC, Neelam Aqua & Speciality Chem, Beira Logistics Terminals, Sackett Waconia, Macrofertil Trading Suisse SA, FERT-MAP PVT, AGMARK, FEPSAN, Chemagro International, Omya, Samsung C & T Corporation, Fertinagro Biotech, INTERAGRO, Lignotech South Africa, Cotenca Trade Services, Liven Agrichem Pte Uralkali,, Nutricare Fertilisers, Keytrade Africa SA, J&J Transport, Paksons Enterprises, K+S KALI, Fertinagro Biotech, Lushbury Fertilizer, Baconco Co., Belarusian Potash Company OJSC, SAFTCO, Satyendra Packaging Private Limited, Neelam Aqua & Speciality Chem, Satyendra Packaging, Fertagrica, Indorama Fertilizers, Agrifert, Malaysia Agricultural Transformation Agency (ATA), VERTIQAL, Omya International AG, Industrial Commodities Holdings (Pty) ICL Group, Gavilon Fertilizer, Guizhou Kailin International Trading, Farmers Dialogue, Lori Systems, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Canpotex, Etimine Sa, AMOFERT, International Plant Nutrition Institute, Omnifert and many more

See the full list of 2017 companies registered here.

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Senzeni Zokwana

Quotation marks "I learned a lot about new fertilizer products and businesses. I also met many new people that I hope to stay in touch with."  Arthur Mabiso, Policy Analyst, New Alliance Policy Acceleration Support (NAPAS), IFPRI, Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa

Quotation marks"A useful conference - we particularly like the varied ways of interacting including the planned events (cocktails, dinner) and the round table discussions" - 
Mark Wilde, Sales Director  SOP plant Nutrition, Tessenderlo Group

For further information about Argus Fertilizer Africa 2019, please contact us using the details below:

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Principal Sponsor

OCP Africa

Diamond Sponsor


Platinum Sponsor


Gold Sponsor

Sirius Minerals

Lunch Sponsor


Silver Sponsor


LAT Borealis


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Supporting Partners






One Acre Fund

Harvest SA

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Fertilizer Focus