Africa Fertilizer Agribusiness Conference: Tanzania, October 10-12, 2016

The Africa Fertilizer Agribusiness Conference is collaboration between CRU and The African Fertilizer and Agribusiness Partnership (AFAP).

Due to this unique partnership we can offer unrivalled networking opportunities with senior decision makers from the biggest fertilizer buyers and manufacturers in some of the world’s fastest growing fertilizer markets. The event will focus on the role of fertilizers within African agribusiness and how the African agricultural industry can work with international partners to strengthen and improve its agricultural output.

Delegates will benefit from three days of dedicated networking opportunities and a comprehensive programme of high level presentations covering key market trends, project updates and supply and demand forecasts.

Being held in Dar es Salaam, a key hub for regional trade, and timed to coincide with the seasonal procurement negotiations, the event offers participants the chance to make new connections and gain first-hand knowledge on the progress of the African fertilizer projects that will be impacting global prices.

Drawing on CRU’s technical event experience, the Africa Fertilizer Agribusiness conference will also feature an extensive exhibition of the the world’s cutting edge fertilizer and agribusiness technologies and services. 

Confirmed Speakers


  1. Dr Charles Tizeba, Minister for Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries, Government of the United Republic of Tanzania
  2. Charles Mwijage, Minister for Industry, Trade and Investment, Government of the United Republic of Tanzania
  3. H.E Rhoda Peace Tumusiime, Commissioner for Rural Economy and Agriculture Department,Africa Union Commission
  4. Samuel Onjojo, Manager, Kenya Bureau of Standards (KEBS)
  5. Khalid Al-Rowais, Senior Vice President of Phosphate and Industrial Minerals SBU, Ma'aden, Saudi Arabia
  6. Tarik Choho, CEO,OCP Africa and Managing Director, OCP Group, Morocco
  7. Bernhard Fonseka, CEO, Yara Africa, South Africa
  8. Ashish Lakhotia, CEO Fertilizer and Agribusiness, ETG Inputs Ltd, UAE
  9. Salum Kondo Mkumba, GM & CEO, Tanzania Fertilizer Company Limited (TFC), Tanzania
  10. Pradeep Paunrana, Managing Director, ARM Cement, Kenya
  11. Argent Chuula, CEO, Alliance for the Commodity Trade in Eastern and Southern Africa (ACTESA/COMESA), Kenya
  12. Ahmed M. Al-Ghannam, Director General, The Saudi Export Program, Saudi Arabia
  13. Namanga Ngongi, Chairman of the Board of Trustees, The African Fertilizer and Agribusiness Partnership (AFAP), South Africa
  14. Mbette M. Msolla, Board Chairman,Tanzania Fertilizer Regulatory Authority (TFRA), Tanzania
  15. Salum Kondo Mkumba, GM & CEO, Tanzania Fertilizer Company Limited, Tanzania (TFC)
  16. Geoffrey Kirenga, CEO, Southern Agricultural Corridor of Tanzania (SAGCOT), Tanzania
  17. Stefan Kratz, Managing Director, Ferrostaal Topsoe, Germany
  18. Matteo Dessi, Dangote Project Director, Saipem, Italy
  19. Julia Franklin, Global Sourcing Director, One Acre Fund, Kenya
  20. Chiji Ojukwu, Director of the Agriculture and Agro-Industry Department, African Development Bank (AfDB), Ivory Coast
  21. Jason Scarpone, President and CEO, The African Fertilizer and Agribusiness Partnership (AFAP), South Africa
  22. Patrick Heffer, Senior Director, Agriculture Service, International Fertilizer Association (IFA),France
  23. Vitalis Wafula, Senior Agronomist, Yara Africa, Kenya
  24. Chris Lawson, Senior Consultant, CRU, UK

We are pleased to announce that the Government of United Republic of Tanzania are now confirmed as c-hosts of the conference

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The conference will be hosted by the Hyatt Regency in Kilimanjaro, Tanzania