10 December 2015. The Africa south of the Sahara Food Security Portal held a virtual dialogue on the fertilizer use in Africa. This event brought together regional experts who engaged with online participants in order to share information, discuss progress and constraints, and brainstorm new ideas to address the problem of low and improper fertilizer use.
Discussion questions included:
- What is the market structure in Africa’s fertilizer market? How much does the global fertilizer market affect Africa (which imports most of its fertilizer)?
- What is the role of policy in Africa’s fertilizer market?
- What opportunities exist to improve Africa’s fertilizer market, and what are some examples of successful interventions?
- What are the constraining factors (infrastructure, production, information, economy, etc.)?