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Improving Access and Increasing Consumption of Fertilizer and Building Meaningful Supply Chain Partnerships in Africa 

The 8th annual Argus Africa Fertilizer conference took place in Cape Town on 15-17 February – bringing the leading meeting place for the African supply chain to one of Africa’s most beautiful cities. Many thanks to our sponsors and partners who contributed towards the success of the conference. 

Over 520 participants from 63 countries of which 23 are African have registered to attend the Cape Town conference. At  the annual Argus Africa Fertilizer event you will join a cross-section of stakeholders including government leaders, finance providers, NGOs, regional distributors and global producers. 

Argus Africa Fertilizer Dinner   Argus Africa Fertilizer Networking   Argus Africa Fertilizer Party

View the photos from the 2017 conference here.

Organised with the support of the International Fertilizer Association (IFA), IFDC, AFAP, FEPSAN and FERTASA, this is an unrivalled networking forum – the only place to be if you want to build your business across Africa.

Senzeni Zokwana

The conference was opened by the South Africa's minister for agriculture, forestry and fisheries, Senzeni Zokwana. "Fertilizers play a leading role in the global food industry and fertilizer is the largest and most important component to ensure abundant and affordable food for a growing population," Zokwana said, in an opening address that reinforced the importance of collaboration across the supply chain. "I am thankful that Argus FMB has taken a leadership role in organising this conference. There is a need for a commitment from all of us to work together in addressing issues that are of mutual benefit."

Read the full press release here.

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Quotation marks "The Argus FMB Africa Fertilizer conference brings together major industry players to discuss and understand how the African context requires flexibility and investment to build the market and bring high-quality fertilizer to end users. This conference is a great way to build industry connections and strengthen existing relationships." - Julia Franklin, One Acre Fund

Quotation marks "Met all major clients and large players who are relevant for us."- Christian Roeder, Mozambique CEO, Beira Logistics Terminals 

What you'll get at this conference:

  • 520+ attendees from across the fertilizer supply chain
  • The chance to meet fertilizer producers and traders from over 65 countries of which 23 are African
  • 20+ hours of networking including round tables, speed-networking and a wine tasting tour
  • Opening cocktail reception and gala dinner - exclusive to registered delegates
  • 20+ expert speakers
  • 3 days of discussions with senior decision makers

Attendees by region

Africa Map

A sample of companies that attended in 2017 include:

Rio Tinto Minerals, SABIC, HBC, OCP Africa, Ma'aden, EuroChem, Innofert, Omnia, Evergrow, ZFC Ltd, SQM, AGRA, AgBit, One Acre Fund - Kenya, AFAP, Fertasa, IFDC, Lushbury Fertilizer Corp, Helm, Yara, Beira Logistics Terminals, Tanzania Fertilizer Regulatory Authority, FEPSAN, NEPAD, Rawtrade, Crop Performance, ISKY Minerals, Keytrade, Sogefert, Fischbein, Mitsubishi, Liven Agrichem, Vipa Holdings, Haldor Topsoe, NAQ Global, Compass Minerals, Phosagro, Agronova, Milliken Europe, Euragglo, Haifa Chemicals, Farmers World, Heliopotasse, ICL Fertilizers, Borealis LAT, ETG, IFA, Van Iperen, Interjute, EMT Blending and Bagging, Tessenderlo Chemie, Kingenta, and many more.

See the full list of 2017 companies registered here.

Delegate List

Quotation marks "I learned a lot about new fertilizer products and businesses. I also met many new people that I hope to stay in touch with."  Arthur Mabiso, Policy Analyst, New Alliance Policy Acceleration Support (NAPAS), IFPRI, Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa

Quotation marks"A useful conference - we particularly like the varied ways of interacting including the planned events (cocktails, dinner) and the round table discussions" - 
Mark Wilde, Sales Director  SOP plant Nutrition, Tessenderlo Group

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For further information about the 2018 Argus Fertilizer Africa conference, please contact us using the details below:

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Principal Sponsor

OCP Africa

Diamond Sponsor


Gold Sponsor


Fertilizer Manual Sponsor

ICL Fertilizers


Opening Cocktail Party



Lunch Sponsor


Silver Sponsors


LAT Borealis


Haldor Topsoe


Bronze Sponsors

ETG Agri Inputs



Supporting Partners



One Acre Fund





Official Magazine

Fertilizer Focus

Media Partner

Harvest SA