2019 Fertilizer Statistics Validation Workshops Fertilizer Technical Working Groups (FTWG)

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The aim of a pre-validation 2019 national workshop was to compile and validate the 2019 fertilizer statistics, analyse and inform participants actions taken by WAFA and enhance networking among stakeholders.  At the end of the workshop, participants were expected to prepare statistical tables on fertilizer imports, exports, consumption and production to be presented at the regional al FTWG workshop for validation. The workshop covered four countries; Burkina Faso, Cote d’Ivoire, Mali and Senegal. Each workshop was attended by ten delegates, five from the public sector and five from the private sector. A total of 98 people took part in the workshop. The meetings were conducted from 9-5 and the data used for validation were fertilizer production capacity, fertilizer exports and imports and fertilizer use by crops. The validation method was drawn from a prototype used since 2012 by AFO, FAOSTAT AND Country STAT.  The results indicated an increase in consumption in Côte d'Ivoire and Senegal by 66% and 5% respectively. Mali and Burkina Faso had decreases of 13% and 38% respectively. Challenges experienced during the validation includes access to data, difficulty in estimating volumes of fertilizer imported and exported and lack of regulatory framework. Important recommendations were to create collaborations between private sectors and WAFA, studies to be conducted on consumption by product and crop, continuous meetings and creating public private partnerships platform for every country.