FERTASA Meeting dates*
Board of Directors, 11 Nov - 10:00
Management, 25 Nov - 10:30
FERTASA Annual Congress
14 April 2015
Lord Charles Hotel, Somerset West
Soil Fertility and Plant Nutrition Symposium
29 July 2015
CSIR International Convention Centre, Pretoria
FERTASA is a recognised and preferred body aimed at promoting the image of the fertiliser industry through:
To provide a credible platform to promote the responsible and sustainable use of fertilisers.
To be recognised as the representative voice for the fertiliser industry and as the stamp of approval for responsible and sustainable soil fertility and plant nutrition in Southern Africa.
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African Green Revolution and Land Reform in SA
The importance of agriculture was once again highlighted at the African Green Revolution Forum (AGRF) meeting which was attended by over 900 delegates from 60 countries in September 2014. H.E Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma welcomed the delegates to AGRF 2014 which was hosted by the African Union Commission at their headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
AGRF 2014 took place in a context where 200 million Africans were chronically malnourished; 5 million died of hunger annually; 126 million children were underweight; and half of all children were stunted. It also occurred in a context of new political will, a doubling of public and private investment in agriculture, increased GDP per capita growth rates, growing demand for Africa’s resources and markets and the emergence of new and innovative multi-stakeholder partnerships to transform agriculture and adapt to the challenge of rapid climate change.
The theme of AGRF 2014 was “Beyond the tipping point: A new vision and strategies for inclusive and sustainable transformation”. The case-studies, strategies and investment plans presented at the meeting had the power to tip agriculture towards higher levels of productivity, prosperity, sustainability and inclusion. Building partnerships for the transformation of African agriculture within the renewed Comprehensive African Agricultural Development Framework was key to this.
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A new infographic from Farming First and the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) entitled "Africa's Agricultural Potential" focuses on the many ways in which Africa can address hunger and malnutrition while boosting livelihoods and promoting inclusive growth sustainably.
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