FERTINEWS-April 2023 Edition
With funding from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, AfricaFertilizer, in collaboration with Development Gateway, an IREX venture, has expanded its efforts by developing and launching five additional Visualizing Insights on Fertilizer for African Agriculture (VIFAA) dashboards in Ethiopia, Malawi, Mozambique, Senegal, and Zambia. This initiative follows the successful launch of three earlier dashboards in Kenya, Nigeria, and Ghana. The VIFAA dashboards serve as a comprehensive source of vital fertilizer-related information, addressing key challenges in the fertilizer industry by bridging information gaps, facilitating data-driven policy and investment decisions, and enabling stakeholders to respond effectively to changes in the fertilizer market. The existing country-specific dashboards have been integrated into AfricaFertilizer's new website, offering stakeholders access to up-to-date and comprehensive data on fertilizer trade, production, consumption, retail prices, and production capacities across over 18 sub-Saharan African countries. This article also includes insights into national fertilizer market dynamics, pricing trends, and government initiatives to improve agricultural productivity through affordable fertilizers.