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West Africa Fertilizer Forum

Join decision makers from across the supply chain at the 2018 West Africa Fertilizer Forum

The inaugural West Africa Fertilizer Forum  - organised by the West African Fertilizer Association (WAFA) and Argus was held on 9-10 May in Abidjan Côte d'Ivoire. and brought together over 200 people from 38 countries of which 22 were African countries.

Many thanks to H E. Mamadou Sangafowa Coulibaly, Minister of Agriculture & Rural Development, Côte d'Ivoire who closed the conference on the afternoon on the 10th of May. as well as our sponsors - Toguna, OCP Africa, Olam Fertilisers and SECO as well as our supporting partners who contributed towards the success of the conference.

The 2018 conference will bring together all links in the fertilizer supply chain in this region, as well as global producers, technology developers and investors to identify the action needed to increase accessibility to fertilizer, expand the market and boost farmers’ productivity. 

As the only conference representing the voice of the West African fertilizer industry, it is the only forum where you can see for yourself how the market will develop and what that means for you. If you'd like to get up-to-date with the 2018 conference developments, click here.

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View the photos from the 2017 conference here

At the West African Fertilizer Forum you will be able to:

  • Hear about new financing mechanisms to increase access to fertilizers in West Africa
  • Assess prospects for new production capacities in West Africa
  • Network and do business with the leading players in this region
  • Discuss how an enabling business environment can inform policy and subsidy programs
  • Analyse demand and respond with quality and balanced fertilizer blends 

This event combines the regional expertise and unrivaled contacts of the West African Fertilizer Association (WAFA) with the global market knowledge of Argus  – making it the best place for you to find new opportunities and new partners in West Africa.

For further information about the West Africa Fertilizer Forum, please contact us using the details below:

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Confirmed Speakers 

  • Moussa Diabate, President, West Africa Fertilizer Association (WAFA)
  • Patrick Heffer, Senior Director, Agriculture Service, IFA
  • Innocent Okuku, Group Head, Commercial Services, Notore
  • Zoumana Bakayogo, Founder, Agro West Africa
  • Malick Niang, Regional Sales and Operations Officer: Fertilizer, Olam
  • Emmanuel Alognikou, Policy Specialist, IFDC
  • Ismael Pañart, International Business Manager, Fertinagro
  • Joseph Minoungou, Project Officer, Coris Bank International
  • Dehou Dakuo, President, PR-PICA
  • Youssouf Coulibaly, General Manager, SAD
  • Santosh Dora, Country Manager Phosphate West Africa, Indorama
  • Bocar Diagana, Senior Agro-Economist, IFDC
  • Mounir Halim, Business Development Manager, Fertilizers, Argus  
  • Mameboye Diouf, Director, Indorama
  • Georges Yameogo,  Technical Advisor, SOFITEX 

  • Fanja Ravoavy, Program Coordinator, IFC 

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Organised By

West African Fertilizer Association


Platinum Sponsor


Gold Sponsor

OCP Africa

Silver Sponsor


Olam Seco

Supported By