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West African Fertilizer Program (WAFP)

Afrique de l’Ouest

Titre : West African Fertilizer Program (WAFP)

Région : Afrique de l’Ouest

Pays : Regional policies and regulations with country level activities in Ghana, Senegal, Mali and Liberia

Durée : 2012-2017

Increase regional availability and use of appropriate and affordable fertilizers. Fertilizer use in West Africa is far below the world average, leaving farmers without an important input that can significantly improve yields. The USAID West Africa Fertilizer Program (WAFP), which began in 2012, aims to improve agriculture productivity by giving farmers better access to high quality, affordable fertilizers. The program strengthens private sector capacity for supply and distribution, and provides technical assistance on integrated soil fertility management practices. WAFP also works with public officials to harmonize national fertilizer regulations and implement quality control programs to meet the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) regional standards.

* Implementing the regional ECOWAS fertilizer regulations, technical assistance for harmonization and national level quality control to decrease adulterated fertilizer sales.
* Establishing a private-public sector West Africa Fertilizer Stakeholder Forum and forming a private sector-led Trade Association.
* Providing business management and technical training to fertilizer importers, blenders and distributors for better linkages to market information and financing.
* Providing training to fertilizer agro-dealers and extension agents so they can better educate farmers about correct fertilizer use alongside integrated soil fertility management practices.
* Conducting fertilizer subsidy studies and facilitating consensus-based recommendations for subsidy efficiency and policy reform.

Mise en oeuvre : International Fertilizer Development Center (IFDC)
Autres Partenaires  : Africa Fertilizer Agribusiness Partnership, ECOWAS

Financement : 20,000,000 USD

Agence de Développement International du Gouvernement des Etats Unis (USAID)

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