01 9月 - 30 9月 2020
TBC

Argus Added Value Fertilizers Africa

  • 16:00
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  • Registration and exhibition opens
  • 17:00
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  • 18:00
  • Ice-breaker round table groups

Join a group of your peers for some informal discussions to kick off the event. This is a great way to meet people if you are a first-time attendee and to hear other perspectives on timely issues.

  1. Overcoming logistical and financial barriers to growth in Kenya - Wesley Rotich, Director, Paksons Enterprises
  2. How to showcase added value fertilizers, with product performance trials - Reinder van der Meer, Director Marketing & Business Development, Cropnuts
  3. Exploring the role of specialty fertilizers in improving crop yields and quality in Kenya - Henry Ogola, Managing Director, Chemagro
  4. Identifying micronutrient needs and promoting the most balanced solutions to small farmers in Africa - Mohamed El-Fouly, Head of the Agricultural and Biological Research Division, National Research Centre (NRC), Cairo 
  • 18:00
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  • 20:00
  • Welcome drinks reception - sponsored by Koch Agronomic Services
Join your fellow attendees for a drink in an informal setting before the main event kicks off.
  • 08:30
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  • Registration and exhibition opens
  • 09:20
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  • 09:30
  • Chairperson's opening remarks Mike Nash - Editor Phosphates and Fertilizer Content Development, Argus
  • 09:30
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  • 09:55
  • How are macro-economic trends influencing the agriculture sector and impacting fertilizer demand in the region? Mike Nash - Editor Phosphates and Fertilizer Content Development, Argus
  • Considering the macro-economic factors driving demand for agricultural products in Africa
  • Assessing current agricultural production trends by crop type and region
  • Examining high value crop production in East Africa and the need for specialty fertilizer solutions
  • 09:55
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  • 10:20
  • Protecting your nitrogen – A must for African farmers John Hassell - Customer Support Manager Europe, Middle East and Africa, Koch Agronomic Services
  • Defining sources of nitrogen loss
  • What causes nitrogen loss
  • Protecting your nitrogen from loss
  • Increasing fields, increasing profits
  • 10:20
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  • 10:45
  • Keynote: Developments in the fertilizer industry in Kenya – challenges and opportunities for AVFs Eustace Muriuki - Managing Director, MEA and Chairman, Fertilizer Association of Kenya (FAK)
  • A look at fertilizer consumption trends: how does it differ between commercial farmers and small-holder farmers?
  • Fertilizer demand in relation to crop type and environmental conditions
  • Considering regulatory developments, subsidies and impact on the market
  • Assessing current transport and storage infrastructure
  • 10:45
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  • 11:00
  • Interactive Q&A with speakers Powered by SLIDO - sponsored by Actagro
  • 11:00
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  • 11:45
  • Morning break
  • 11:45
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  • 12:10
  • Evaluating balanced fertilizer solutions: From soil analysis to application in the field Bernard Vanlauwe - Director R4D, Central Africa and Natural Resource Management, IITA
  • Assessing nutrient deficiencies with the latest soil analysis tools to develop efficient and effective fertilizer solutions
  • How can specialty products meet nutritional requirements and improve crop health and yields?
  • How can balanced fertilizer be promoted at scale?
  • 12:10
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  • 12:35
  • The evolving role of agro-dealers and the promotion of added value products James Mutonyi - Managing Director, AGMARK
  • Why are agro-dealers so important?
  • What role do they play in promoting products and educating farmers?
  • What challenges do they face in meeting the requirements of small holder farmers?
  • 12:35
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  • 13:00
  • Closing the yield gap: sulphur enhanced fertilizers in Africa Cyrille Allais - Cluster Business Manager, Shell Sulphur Solutions, ME & Africa
Cyrille Allais, Cluster Business Manager, Shell Sulphur Solutions, ME & Africa
Shamie Zingore, Director for Research, APNI
  • 13:00
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  • 13:10
  • Interactive Q&A with speakers Powered by SLIDO - sponsored by Actagro
  • 13:10
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  • 14:30
  • Lunch
  • 14:30
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  • 14:55
  • Case study: The floriculture industry in Kenya and the importance of specialty fertilizers Clement Tulezi - Chief Executive Officer, Kenya Flower Council (KFC)
  • Consumption trends and demand drivers for fertilizers from flower production
  • How important are tailored fertilizer solutions to the expanding flower production sector in Kenya?
  • What lessons have been learnt and can be shared with fertilizer suppliers and other sectors?
 
  • 14:55
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  • 15:20
  • Evaluating the benefits of controlled release fertilizers (CRFs) Lilian Wanjiru Mbuthia - Chief Agronomist, Africa, ICL Fertilizers
  • Sharing lessons learnt from open field application of CRFs in Africa
  • CRF products as an alternative when irrigation equipment is not available
  • The application of CRFs in East Africa – examples and case studies
  • 15:20
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  • 15:45
  • Data driven fertilizers, the art of soil mapping Jeremy Cordingley - Managing Director, Cropnuts
  • Regional soil mapping showing gaps
  • Fertilizer trials to validate recommendations
  • Crop suitability and requirements
  • A data driven approach to meet region & crop specific needs
  • (Specialty) fertilizers filling the nutrient and health gaps
  • 15:50
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  • 16:00
  • Interactive Q&A with speakers Powered by SLIDO - sponsored by Actagro
  • 16:00
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  • 16:30
  • Afternoon break
  • 16:30
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  • 18:00
  • Round table discussions

Your chance to talk through shared issues and exchange knowledge with colleagues working in the same field. Choose a topic, which is relevant to you, and join in the moderated discussion with a round table leader:

  1. Micronutrients and potentials for agronomic biofortification in SSA - Job Kihara, Soil Fertility Expert, International Centre for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT)
  2. The impact of soil acidity on crop productivity and soil nutrient availability - Shamie Zingore, Director,  APNI
  3. Assessing the current use of water soluble fertilizers and foliar and irrigation application - Lilian Wanjiru Mbuthia, Chief Agronomist, Africa, ICL Fertilizers
  4. Training of fertilizer handlers, agro-dealers and growers about AVFs  - James Mutonyi, Managing Director, AGMARK
 
  • 18:00
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  • 20:00
  • Evening drinks reception
  • 09:00
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  • Registration and exhibition opens
  • 09:20
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  • 09:30
  • Chairperson's opening remarks Mike Nash - Editor Phosphates and Fertilizer Content Development, Argus
  • 09:30
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  • 09:55
  • The vital role of micronutrients for enhancing agricultural productivity in Africa John Wendt - Deputy Director, Field Research, IFDC
  • Evaluating and mapping micronutrient deficiencies and assessing the reasons for low responses and variations among crops
  • Blending micronutrients with primary nutrients to ensure a balanced approach
  • Next steps for increasing micronutrient use in sub-Saharan Africa
  • The need for policy support for further research into the deficiencies and current use of micronutrients
 
  • 09:55
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  • 10:20
  • Agronomic bio-fortification: profitability and plant quality effects Job Kihara - Soil Fertility Expert, International Centre for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT)
 
  • 10:20
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  • 10:30
  • Interactive Q&A with speakers Powered by SLIDO - sponsored by Actagro
  • 10:30
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  • 11:00
  • Morning break
  • 11:00
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  • 11:25
  • Evaluating the advances in enhanced efficiency phosphate technology and impact on crop production Kent Lambden - Vice President, Global Business Development & Strategy, Actagro
  • Opportunities to greatly enhance phosphate efficiency compared to traditional sources, particularly in drip and other irrigation systems
  • Unique technologies allowing for the elimination of phosphate soil tie-up
  • Market differentiation and value-add opportunity with a globally unique liquid phosphate product
  • Can we enhance the efficiency of dry phosphates such as MAP/DAP/SSP?
 
  • 11:25
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  • 11:50
  • The impact of soil acidity on crop productivity and soil nutrient availability Shamie Zingore - Director for Research, APNI
  • Soil acidity – what causes it and why is it important to address?
  • The importance of soil analysis as a means of identifying the problem and of determining lime and gypsum requirements
  • Using GPS and computer mapping techniques to manage variability in soil acidity and other soil fertility factors
     
  • 11:50
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  • 12:15
  • Knowing Ethiopian soils first: Towards a balanced mix of fertilizer use advisory service Tegbaru Bellete - Project Team Lead II, EthioSIS, Ethiopian Agricultural Transformation Agency
  • 11:50
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  • 12:00
  • Interactive Q&A with speakers and closing remarks Powered by SLIDO - sponsored by Actagro
  • 12:00
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  • 13:30
  • Lunch
  • 14:30
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  • End of conference