The Need for Fertilizers in Africa

Several short introductions by fertilizer experts with ample experience in Africa will precede the debate.


  • Welcome, (3 min) by ir Cor de Jong, president of SKOV 
  • The soil fertility problem in Africa and the need for fertilisers, (15 min) by 
  • Dr Shamie Zingore, African Plant Nutrition Institute, Benguerir, Morocco
  • Advances with speciality fertilisers, (5 min) by Dr Simone Radersma, resident expert in the African fertilizer sector
  • The role of legume nitrogen fixation, (5 min) by Prof. Dr Ken Giller, professor of Plant Production Systems, Wageningen University 
  • From subsistence to market production: Implications for rural household food security in Uganda (5 min) by Dr Proscovia Renzaho Ntakyo, lecturer agribusiness, Kabale University
  • Plenary discussion chaired by Prof. Dr Ruerd Ruben, professor of Impact Assessment of Food Systems, Wageningen University
  • Closing remarks, (2 min) by ir Gijs Kok, Vice-President of SKOV 
Our invitees and representatives of the European Fertilizer Industry and the Network of Agricultural Attachés in Africa have been invited to comment.For attending this Debate, you are kindly requested to register before Wednesday 16 June 2021. Participation is free of charge

Please register for participation at so that we can send you the link in due time.
with the kind cooperation of the student club Nji Sri and the study associations Ipso
Facto and Nitroca and the New Network on Food and Environment

Join the discussion on June 17th, 19.30 - 21.00.