The Africa Fertilizer and Soil Health Summit, scheduled for 7th-9th May 2024, is poised to bring together African heads of state, policymakers, private-sector players, farmer organizations, development agencies, and others to address Africa’s widespread and decades-long decline in soil health, which threatens agricultural productivity and food security on the continent.

We are glad to invite you to attend the side-events we are co-organizing at the sidelines of the summit:

  1. Post-Summit action following the Abuja Declaration

Date: 7th May, 2024.
Time: 14:00 pm to 15:30 pm EAT
Venue: KICC Lawns, Tent 5.

The session will showcase their progress in implementing initiatives following the Abuja Declaration.

  1. The Great Debate: Towards Better Soil Health through Sustainable
    Agricultural Practices
    Date: 7th May 2024
    Time: 15:30pm to 17:00pm EAT

    Venue: Kenya International Conference Centre (KICC)
    Partners: AGRA, AUC, Consortium of African Youth on Agriculture and Climate Change – CAYACC Africa.
    This session aims to convene African youth in agriculture and climate change to discuss opportunities for Sustainable Agricultural Practices, focusing on incentives for youth enterprise in the production of organic and mineral fertilizers, ultimately contributing to securing Africa’s food basket.
  2. Managing Degraded Soils for Reclaiming Livelihoods in Africa
    Date: 7th May 2024
    Time: 17:00 – 18:30 EAT

    Venue: KICC, Laws Tent 1
    Partners: AGRA, AGRA, ECOWAS, EAC, CIMMYT, APNI, Research Institutes of Ethiopia (EIER), Rwanda (RAB) and Tanzania (TARI), Yara, SAGCOT
    This event will delve into the critical issue of land degradation in Africa and its impact on food security and community resilience to climate change. Through sharing best practices and innovative approaches, it aims to demonstrate how rehabilitating degraded soils can address both food security and climate change concerns.
  3. Soil Matters: Cultivating Change for Africa’s Food System, Transformation through Evidence-based Policy and Practice
    Date: 8th May 2024
    Time: 15:30 – 17:00 EAT

    Venue: Aberdare Hall, Lower Ground, Nairobi, Kenya
    Partners: AGRA, Coalition of Action for Soil Health, ICRAF-CIFOR, SNV, KARLO, AUDA-NEPAD, Farm Radio International, Emerging Ag This event will highlight on-the-ground implementation and advancements in monitoring, focusing on evidence-based policy frameworks to contribute to Africa’s Food Systems transformation.
    Stakeholders from development, science, government, and policy will come together to share successful implementation solutions and advancements in soil health monitoring.

4. Organics is How: Complementary Use of Inorganic Fertilizers and Organic Resources
Date: 8th May 2024
Time: 14:00 – 15:30 EAT

Venue: KICC Lawns Tent 2, Nairobi, Kenya.
This event will bring together stakeholders from the fertilizer industry, producers of organic inputs, scientists, policymakers, and communication specialists to discuss existing innovations and investments in the production of organic resources and policy incentives for inclusive business models to promote novel product development and the scaling and integrated use of organic and inorganic nutrient sources.

To register to attend the event, click the link below:

#Listentotheland #AFSHS2024