AU, Africa Fertilizer Summit – Abuja Declaration on Fertilizer for the African Green Revolution, Abuja, Nigeria, 4-7 December 2006

Sectors : Agricultural investment and production, Gender and economic opportunity, Financial Institutions, markets, services and microfinance, Investment
Organisation : AU
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Heads Of State
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“4. By 2007, the African Union Member States must take concrete measures to specially address the fertilizer needs of farmers, especially women, and to develop and strengthen the capacity of youth, farmers’ associations, civil society organizations, and the private sector.”


“5. With immediate effect, the African Union Member States must improve farmers’ access to fertilizer, by granting, with the support of Africa’s Development Partners, targeted subsidies in favor of the fertilizer sector, with special attention to poor farmers.

6. The African Union Member States should take immediate steps to accelerate investment in infrastructure, particularly transport, fiscal incentives, strengthening farmers’ organizations, and other measures to improve output market incentives.

7. The African Union Member States should establish national financing facilities for input suppliers to accelerate access to credit at the local and national level, with specific attention to women.”