East and Southern Africa fertiliser and agribusiness leaders to descend on Mozambique in October

Fertilising operations geograph.org.uk 493890(Image source: Graham Horn/Geograph.org.uk)In two weeks over 300 visitors from 28 different countries will join senior government figures and leading industry executives in Maputo, Mozambique to discuss how to boost regional food security and prosperity across the region

They will all gather to discuss the technical and commercial challenges facing the fertiliser and agribusiness industries in the region. The event is a three-day conference, including a gala reception hosted by OCP Africa, and is organised by CRU (a leading, independent, global fertilizers analysis, consultancy and events business) and The African Fertilizer Agribusiness Partnership (AFAP).

The conference opens with keynote addresses from the Government of Mozambique, a former commissioner of the African Union, the Secretary-General of COMESA and a representative of Ma’aden, a leading global producer of fertilisers. The event continues with over 40 speakers from across the fertiliser agribusiness supply chain including leaders of Mozambique’s leading institutions, such as the country’s Ministry of Trade and Investment, the Association for Fertilizers (AMOFERT), the Confederation of Economic Associations (CTA) and the Agency for Investment and Export Promotion (APIEX).

The leaders of fertiliser production and trade from across the region will all be participating in discussions, including OCP Africa, ICL, Indorama, ETG, Farmers World and Chemplex. They will be joined by representatives of the development and investment community such as the African Development Bank, AGRA, One Acre Fund and the Alliance for Commodity Trade in East and Southern Africa (ACTESA).  

“With sessions on critical issues such as how the cost of fertiliser for the regions farmers, how supply chains of agricultural inputs can be improved and how local government and international suppliers of fertiliser can work in partnership to build strong agribusiness, the event will be invaluable” said Nicola Coslett, CEO of CRU Events.

“We are pleased that the conference also has the commercial support of organisations like Ma’aden, OCP Africa, Cornelder and Bagtech who are sponsoring the conference. With a sold-out exhibition featuring EMT, Biera Logistics, euragglo, Mediterranean Fertilizers, Yargus, Nectar Group and Tessenderlo, this event will be unmissable for everybody involved in the regions fertilizer and agribusiness sectors,” she continued. 

The East and Southern Africa Agribusiness Conference will be held on 9-11 October 2017 and full details of the conference can be found at www.africafertilizerconference.com

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