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West Africa Fertilizer Forum

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

The West Africa Fertilizer Forum 2017 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. 

Keynote speaker: H E. Mamadou Sangafowa Coulibaly, Minister of Agriculture & Rural Development, Côte d'Ivoire will give the opening address on the morning of 9th May.


This event combines the regional expertise and unrivalled 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.

Discounted rates are available for delegates based in ECOWAS member states – If you qualify, simply select the ECOWAS rate when booking online. Register here.


Round tables    Networking
 

You will hear from over 25 expert speakers, representing every link in the supply chain, including:

  • H E. Mamadou Sangafowa Coulibaly, Minister of Agriculture & Rural Development, Côte d'Ivoire
  • Moussa Diabate, President, West Africa Fertilizer Association (WAFA)
  • Innocent Okuku, Group Head, Commercial Services, Notore
  • Dehou Dakuo, Director of Cotton Production, Société Burkinabè des Fibres Textiles (Sofitex)
  • Patrick Heffer, Senior Director, Agriculture ServiceIFA
  • Zoumana Bagayogo, Founder, Agro West Africa
  • Malick Niang, Regional Sales and Operations Officer: Fertilizer, Olam
  • Mounir Halim, Business Development Manager, Fertilizers, Argus

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 

Secure your place at the West Africa Fertilizer Forum – register here.

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

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Registration

Join 200 delegates -  register online here.

Conference Rates*

Economic Community Of West African States (ECOWAS)  US $595
Standard Conference Rate US $1095

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Group Booking Discount:

3rd, 4th, 5th or 6th delegate - 15% discount. To qualify, all registrations must be made at the same time and cannot be used in conjunction with any other discount. Register online here.

*Registration fee includes:

  • Access to speaker presentations and papers
  • Lunches on Tuesday and Wednesday
  • A fantastic cocktail party on Monday 
  • Access to the exhibition area
  • The opportunity to meet with hundreds of industry representatives in one relaxed setting
  • Access to the networking app

**Please note that travel and accommodation are not included in the conference fee. 

For more information on registering or group bookings for the West Africa Fertilizer Forum, please contact us on:

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Terms and Conditions

View the conference booking terms and conditions here.

Antitrust Compliance Reminder

Argus takes compliance with antitrust law seriously. The purpose of the West Africa Fertilizer Forum is to provide participants with a high-level update on west African issues in the context of our global fertilizer industry. The conference sessions will follow the agenda as circulated.

Argus reminds all participants of the need to be mindful of the requirement to comply with antitrust and competition laws. There should be no discussion of any matters relating to competition among participants, including discussion of individual prices, rates or market strategies and no exchange of information concerning any other competitive aspect of an individual company’s operation. Should any participant to this conference attempt to initiate a discussion with other participants on any of these matters, we recommend that other participants end the conversation immediately, and at all times act in accordance with their own antitrust compliance policies and all applicable laws.

Early Bird Discount Conference Rates - Book before 17 March to qualify*

Economic Community Of West African States (ECOWAS)  US $495
Standard Conference Rate US $995



Conference Agenda

Tuesday May 9th 2017

08.15

Registration and Exhibition Opens 

 09.00

Chairperson’s Opening Remarks

Mounir Halim, Business Development Manager, Fertilizers, Argus
09.10

Welcome Address

Moussa Diabate, President, West Africa Fertilizer Association (WAFA)
 09.20 Ministerial Opening Speech
H E. Mamadou Sangafowa Coulibaly, Minister of Agriculture & Rural Development, Côte d'Ivoire
09.50

Supporting Partners Welcome Remarks

 10.10

The Role of West Africa in Global Food Security

 10.30

Analysis of the Fertilizer Market in West Africa

Patrick Heffer, Senior Director, Agriculture Service, IFA
10.50 Speaker Q&A with the Audience

Led by: Mounir Halim, Business Development Manager, Fertilizers, Argus
11.00  Networking Break – Including Exhibition Tour and Official Forum Photographs
11.30

Current Government Efforts to Improve Access, Affordability and Use of Fertilizer in West Africa

Government representatives from Côte d’Ivoire, Nigeria and Burkina Faso – Invited
 12.00  Perspectives on Fertilizer Use from Cotton and Rice Producing Sectors
Speakers – TBC
12.30

Outline of Fertilizer Subsidy Program Guidelines and Importance in West Africa

Bocar Diagana, WAFP IR4 Team Leader, IFDC  
 12.45 Lunch
14.00 Perspectives from Fertilizer Sub-Sectors on How the Private Sector is Contributing to the Improvement of Agricultural Productivity
  • Innocent Okuku, Group Head, Commercial Services, Notore
  • Zoumana Bakayogo, CEO, Agro West Africa
  • Malick Niang, Regional Sales and Operations Officer: Fertilizer, Olam
14.45 Effective and Innovative Technology Solutions for Preventing Product Adulteration
Representative from a Major Fertilizer Company  – TBC
15.00

Speaker Q&A with the Audience

Led by: Mounir Halim, Business Development Manager, Fertilizers, Argus
15.10  Networking Break
15.40

Ensuring the Appropriate Regulatory Environment to Encourage Fertilizer Business in West Africa

ECOWAS – TBC

 16.00 Assessing the Impact of ECOWAS Fertilizer Regulations on Private Sector Activities
Santosh Dorak, Country Manager Phosphate West Africa, Indorama
 16.15

Considering the Regulatory Constraints for Raw Material and Fertilizer Importers

Youssouf Coulibaly, General Manager, SAD
 16.30

Addressing the Practicalities of the Application Of ECOWAS Procedures on Quality Control

Emmanuel Alognikou, Policy Specialist, IFDC

 16.45 Speaker Q&A with the Audience

Led by: Mounir Halim, Business Development Manager, Fertilizers, Argus
 17.00  End of working day 
18.00   Cocktail Reception

Wednesday May 10th 2017

08.30

Registration and Exhibition Opens 

09.30

Chairperson’s Opening Remarks

Mounir Halim, Business Development Manager, Fertilizers, Argus
09.40

Effective & Innovative Technology Solution for Blending Facilities in Africa

Jeff Ivan, Vice President of International Sales, Yargus

  10.00 Effective Introduction of Micronutrients into Fertilizer Application Strategies

Ismael Pañart
, International Business Manager, Fertinagro
10.20

The Importance of Quality Filler in Fertilizer Production

 10.40

Speaker Q&A with the Audience

Led by: Mounir Halim, Business Development Manager, Fertilizers, Argus
10.50

Networking Break

11.20

Panel: Addressing Specific Nutrient Requirements for Major Crops in West Africa

Dehou Dakuo, Director of Cotton Production, Société Burkinabè des Fibres Textiles (Sofitex) and 

Further panellists representing Cocoa, Rice, Cassava and Maize - Invited

12.00 The Importance of Harmonized Port Infrastructure and Services for the Supply and Distribution of Fertilizers in West Africa
12.15

Logistical Challenges of Distribution of Fertilizers to Land-Locked Countries

Oumar Guindo, Director General, Toguna
12.30

The Role of West Africa Trade Corridors in Enhancing Fertilizer Market Development

Senior representative, ECOWAS – TBC
12.45

Speaker Q&A with the Audience

Led by: Mounir Halim, Business Development Manager, Fertilizers, Argus
 13.00 Lunch
14.30 Harnessing the Potential  of Agriculture: AfDB’s “Feed Africa - Strategy For Agricultural Transformation in Africa”
14.50

Exploring the Mechanisms for Facilitating Access to Finance for the Fertilizer Sector

Senior representative, AFAP - Invited
15.10 A Value Chain Approach to Financing Fertilizer Supply
  • Upstream - Senior Expert, PROPARCO
  • Downstream - Senior Expert, , IFC
15.40 Main Challenges on the Path to Commercial Financing of the Fertilizer Sector
Joseph Minoungou, Project Officer, Coris Bank International
15.55

Speaker Q&A with the Audience

Led by: Mounir Halim, Business Development Manager, Fertilizers, Argus
 16.15

Networking Break

 16.30

Closing Ceremony

  • Summary of outcomes
  • Vote of thanks
  • About WAFF 2018

Moussa DiabatePresident, West Africa Fertilizer Association (WAFA)

 17.00  End of the Forum

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The Role of West Africa in Global Food Security

The Role of West Africa in Global Food Security

The Role of West Africa in Global Food Security

Speaker Q&A with the Audience

Led by: Mounir Halim, Business Development Manager, Fertilizers, Argus


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
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  • 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

Argus

Platinum Sponsor

Toguna

Supported By

USAID

Ecowas

IFDC