IFA pledges support to the African Fertilizer Finance Mechanism to increase access to fertilizers for African smallholders

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 15 July 2015 – A fertilizer industry delegation led by IFA Director General Charlotte Hebebrand and including IFA Ambassador Tip O’Neill attended a week-long series of meetings in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia around the Third International Conference on Financing for Development, where they emphasized the importance of agriculture in achieving food security and poverty alleviation, and highlighted the need for smallholders to achieve better access to agricultural inputs.