IFA and AHP Unify Efforts to Strengthen African Agricultural Systems
Paris, France, October 28, 2022
The African Hydrogen Partnership (AHP) and the International Fertilizer Association (IFA) are pleased to announce a new collaboration to further the development of green infrastructure in Africa.
The agreement encompasses knowledge-sharing and the exchange of technical and operational expertise to bridge gaps in the development of green hydrogen, green ammonia and associated green fertilizers in Africa.
As a next step to the Sustain Africa initiative, we are pleased to collaborate with AHP to expand options for African farmers in sourcing green ammonia - whether imported as is often the case now, or produced in the continent,” said Patrick Heffer, IFA Deputy Director General.
Dr Innocent Uwuijaren, AHP Director and Chairman, stated, “The AHP is delighted that the IFA and the AHP have entered a reciprocal membership agreement. Green fertilizer production and provision using green hydrogen will significantly boost the productivity of the agricultural sector, enhance food security and contribute to the wealth creation and the socio-economic development of many regions in Africa. The combination of green hydrogen and green fertilizer production technologies will enable African nations to reduce the imports of ammonia, fertilizer and refined fossil fuels while increasing the export of agricultural goods. New domestic green hydrogen value creation chains will create new jobs and capabilities and have a very positive impact on the economic developments of African nations."
About the AHP
The African Hydrogen Partnership (AHP) is the only continent-wide African umbrella association dedicated to the development of green and natural hydrogen, hydrogen-based chemicals, fuel cell technology and related business opportunities in Africa. It facilitates the collaboration between governments, industry, technology and financial institutions and large end consumers of hydrogen across regions with a focus on Africa, Europe, the Middle East, Asia and the Commonwealth. The Partnership campaigns and lobbies for green African hydrogen and makes compelling political propositions for the benefit to Africa and other continents of developing green hydrogen economies. The AHP is confident that green and natural African Hydrogen will materially assist the World to decarbonise and assist in African Hydrogen becoming a major component in the energy mix. To help form the strongest possible international alliance for utilising Africa's hydrogen potential and creating green wealth, organisations from anywhere in the world are welcome to join the AHP and become a member.
About the International Fertilizer Association
The International Fertilizer Association (IFA) was founded in 1927 and is the only global fertilizer association, with some 400 members in 70 countries and a mission to promote the efficient and responsible production, distribution and use of plant nutrients. This mission plays a critical role in helping to feed the world sustainably. IFA represents providers of plant nutrition solutions. Members include fertilizer producers, traders and distributors, as well as their associations, service providers to the industry, research organizations, ag-tech startups and non-governmental organizations.