18 September - 20 September 2018
Cape Town, South Africa

Argus Added Value Fertilizers Africa 2018

Tuesday 18 September

Start End
  • 16.00
  • -
  • 18.00
  • Registration and Exhibition Opens
  • 17.00
  • -
  • 18.00
  • Speed Networking

Make new connections in an hour during this high impact session! Bring plenty of business cards and be prepared for 2 minute conversations before the bell rings and you meet someone new. This is a great way to kick off the conference. You will have the rest of the event to follow up on the most valuable contacts that you made during the speed networking session.

  • 18.00
  • -
  • 20.00
  • Opening Drinks Reception

Wednesday 19 September

Start End
  • 08.20
  • -
  • 18.00
  • Registration and Exhibition Opens
  • 09.20
  • -
  • 09.30
  • Chair's Opening Remarks
  • 09.30
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  • 10.00
  • Defining the Terminology for Added Value and Specialty Fertilizers and Assessing the Global and Regional Market Adrian Stubbs - Principal, Fertilizers, Argus
  • 10.00
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  • 10.30
  • Fertilizer Developments in Africa and Exploring the Role of Specialty Fertilizers in Improving Crop Yields and Quality Shamie Zingore - Regional Director, sub-Saharan Africa, IPNI
  • 10.30
  • -
  • 11.00
  • Balanced Fertilizer Solutions for Smallholder Farmers John Wendt - Deputy Director, Field Research, IFDC
  • 11.00
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  • 11.30
  • Break
  • 11.40
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  • 12.30
  • Panel Discussion: How Can Added Value Fertilizers be Part of the Solution in Africa’s Green Revolution?

- What role will specialty and enhanced efficiency fertilizers play in the future?

- How can affordability and accessibility to added value products be improved?

- What are farmer and agrodealer perceptions of new products and how they can be distributed?

  • 12.30
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  • 13.00
  • Outlook for Specialty Fertilizers in Sub-Saharan Africa Hugo Opperman - Head Chemist, MBFI
- New products to improve yields to meet growing populations
- Assessing current product availability and use by country
- Insights from 7000+ field trials into the efficiency and efficacy of specialty products
  • 13.00
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  • 14.30
  • Lunch
  • 14.30
  • -
  • 15.00
  • Increasing Fertilizer Use Efficiency with Advanced Application Methods and Farmer Training in Africa Balbir Singh - Head Business Development and Agronomy, Indorama Fertilizers
  • 15.00
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  • 15.20
  • Challenges for Specialty Fertilizers in Africa Nils Berger - Senior Advisory Global R&D Premium Products, Eurochem
  • 15.20
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  • 15.40
  • Improving Fertilizer Efficiency of N (urea) and P (DAP) in the Context of Sub Sahara Africa Soils Dirk Schröder - Technical Manager Europe/Africa, Verdesian
  • 15.40
  • -
  • 16.20
  • Break
  • 16.10
  • -
  • 17.30
  • Round Table Discussions Choose a topic and join a discussion with a group of your peers - - Gain insights and make new contacts!

Your chance to talk through shared issues and exchange knowledge with colleagues working in the same field. Choose a topic, and join in the moderated discussion with a round table leader:

1) Increasing nutrient use efficiency by using controlled release fertilizers
2) Tackling Micronutrient Deficiencies in Africa to improve plant health
3) How fertilizer technologies can feed the world in a sustainable way - Mauricio Medici, Licensing Manager, Stamicarbon
4) Financing options to improve access to and affordability of fertilizers
5) Biostimulants – How they are being used globally and their market potential in Africa
6) Communicating the benefits of AVF products to agrodealers and farmers
7) Regional focus - Southern and Eastern Africa 
8) Regional focus - Trends in West Africa

 

 

  • 18.00
  • -
  • 20.00
  • Drinks Reception

Thursday 20 September

Start End
  • 08.50
  • -
  • 13.00
  • Registration Desk and Exhibition Opens
  • 09.10
  • -
  • 09.15
  • Chair's opening remarks
  • 09.15
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  • 09.45
  • Recap of the Round Table Discussions A summary of the Wednesday afternoon discussions and key take-aways from each table leader - – hear about the topics you missed.
  • 09.45
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  • 10.15
  • Specialty Fertilizers for Fertigation and Foliar Nutrition
  • 10.15
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  • 10.45
  • Assessing the Current Use and potential growth of Micronutrients in Sub-Saharan Africa Job Kihara - Soil Fertility Expert, International Centre for Tropical Agriculture
  • 10.45
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  • 11.15
  • Break
  • 11.15
  • -
  • 11.45
  • Biostimulants as a Key Part of Sustainable Crop Solutions: Now and in the Future
  • 11.45
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  • 12.15
  • Assessing the Growth Prospects for Biostimulants in Africa and How Demand Will Evolve
  • 12.15
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  • 12.45
  • Closing Panel and Q&A: What Financing Options are Available to Improve Access to Added Value Fertilizers?
  • 12.45
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  • 14.00
  • Lunch and End of Conference