African Fertilizer and Agribusiness Partnership joins AMEA
AMEA is excited to announce that three new members have joined us in the last few months. We welcome AFAP (African Fertilizer and Agribusiness Partnership), Farm Africa and AgNexus to our growing network. Below, we get to know AFAP who joins us as a global member.
AFAP is a non-profit social enterprise that collaborates with public and private sector partners to develop and strengthen inputs value-chains, and in particular, to deepen and broaden fertilizer markets across Africa. AFAP is dedicated to designing and executing sustainable development projects that support policy and regulatory reforms, capacity building, financial credit provision, and data collection and market intelligence dissemination. By providing innovative and market-oriented business solutions, AFAP promotes the growth of the agricultural inputs and agribusiness value chain sectors.
AFAP’s approach involves a range of activities that contribute to the development of a robust inputs and fertilizer market ecosystem. These activities include, but are not limited to: identifying and addressing gaps in policy and regulation, facilitating skills development and knowledge transfer, introducing good farming practices and technologies to improve yield, providing access to credit and other financial services, and collecting “last mile” data and disseminating market intelligence. By integrating all of these activities, AFAP helps foster a more competitive, efficient, and sustainable inputs market system across the African continent
AFAP works in Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Nigeria, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, and its headquarters are in South Africa. Through our expanding Local Networks, AMEA looks forward to sharing AFAP’s approach to supporting Agro-Dealer Hubs which may have strong links to other work such as the recent case studies on AGRA’s Input Financing Mechanism and CNFA/SCOPEinsight’s work with Agro-Dealers in Rwanda.
Interested in joining AMEA as a local or global partner? Contact us!