External Event
Virtual seminar

Fertilizer Availability and Affordability: Implications for agricultural productivity and food security

Online seminar

The invasion of Ukraine has driven up already high global agricultural commodity prices.  Fertilizer prices have also reached all-time highs, casting a serious shadow on future harvests, and thus add to concerns about global food security. 

Speakers will address the implications of increased prices on fertilizer demand, usage and productivity, the viability of government fertilizer subsidies and soil health.

This is the third event in an IFPRI seminar series on Food and Fertilizer Price Trends: Impacts on global food security.

Please click here for the full event recording and the link to a recorded podcast.

Key Considerations from an industry perspective

  • Svein Tore Holsether, President and Chief Executive Officer, Yara International and Chairman of the International Fertilizer Association (IFA)

Key Considerations from a farmer's perspective

  • World Farmers’ Organization 

Key Fertilizer Price Drivers pre- and post-invasion of Ukraine

  • Laura Cross, Director, Market Intelligence at International Fertilizer Association (IFA)

Countries with high import dependence on Russia, Belarus and Ukraine

Panel on Regional & Country perspectives

Sub Saharan Africa

  • Sebastian Nduva, Program Lead, AfricaFertilizer.org (AFO), International Fertilizer Development Center (IFDC)
  • Maria Wanzala, Head of Operations and Compliance, Director of Policy, African Fertilizer Agribusiness Partnership (AFAP)



  • Rakesh Kapur, Managing Director, Indian Farmers Fertiliser Cooperative Ltd. (IFFCO)


  • Jingfen Qian, Vice President, China Chamber of Commerce of Metals, Minerals and Chemical (remarks delivered by Airong Zhang)

Nutrient Use Efficiency and Soil Health Considerations

  • Bernard Vanlauwe, Director R4D, Central Africa and Natural Resource Management, International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA)