Cape Town has been announced as the location for the 8th annual Argus FMB Africa Fertilizer conference, taking place on 15 -17 February 2017, bringing the biggest conference of its kind to southern Africa for the first time. The conference is organised by leading commodity price reporting, consulting and events company, Argus.

Two major industry initiatives will be launched at the conference — the African Fertilizer Access Index (TAFAI) being developed by the Africa Fertilizer and Agribusiness Partnership (AFAP) and the annual report on fertilizer consumption in Africa prepared by the International Fertilizer Industry Association (IFA).

The conference agenda features over 30 speakers who will seek ways to increase African farmers' access to fertilizer and consequently to boost agricultural yields across the continent.

"We have been running this conference for many years," Argus Media executive chairman and publisher, Adrian Binks said, "but in the last 12 months we have seen a big surge in interest, in line with a renewal of political will to bring transformative changes to African agriculture. Cape Town is proving to be a very popular location and we are expecting our biggest ever attendance."

The agenda will focus on improving access to and increasing consumption of fertilizers and building meaningful supply chain partnerships in Africa. Delegates will hear from speakers from the private and public sectors discussing how to create enabling environments for fertilizer supply and distribution, improve access to finance and to develop infrastructure that in turn will broaden intra-Africa trade, increase fertilizer consumption across the continent, and ultimately boost agricultural productivity.

Argus FMB conferences have provided opportunities to address issues of policy and regulation and uncover emerging trends in the fertilizer markets for over 30 years. They also provide a platform to meet and do business with leading global producers, traders and distributors.

For more information: 
Meeting dates: 15 -17 February 2017 
Venue: The Westin Cape Town, South Africa 
Contact: Laura Monk, Conference Marketing Manager 
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7780 4352