Ghana to host West Africa Fertilizer Agribusiness conference

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The West Africa Fertilizer Agribusiness conference is set to hold in Ghana between 10-12th July 2017. The conference is themed Partnership, Investment and Innovation and is coming when the countries fertilizer and agribusiness sector is undergoing an incredible boost from the new leadership of the country.

Over 250 attendees will attend the three-day conference which will feature specialist workshops, keynote presentations, interactive panel discussions, break-out sessions and a site visit to the Nestle Tema factory.

The event is organised by CRU Events and the African Fertilizer and Agribusiness Partnership (AFAP). “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 at AFAP.

“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,” continued Mr. Brunache.

There will be 25 speakers at the conference with keynote presentation 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 and Danquah Addo-Yobbo, MD of Yara Ghana will also give their views.

This edition will take place at the Movenpick Hotel Accra and it marks the second in the continuing collaboration between CRU Events and AFAP. The conference also has the support of organisations like OCP Africa, Nectar Group, Omni Fert and Yara Group who are sponsoring the conference. The conference will attract buyers, manufacturers and everyone involved in the West African fertilizer and agribusiness sectors and will also provide opportunity for networking.

Full details of the conference can be found at www.WestAfricaFertilizer.com.

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