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AFFM Governance Structure

The Governance structure of the AFFM consists of its Governing Council, African Development Bank Board of Directors and the AFFM Secretariat.

AFFM Governing Council:

The Governing Council is responsible for determining the general directions and visions of the Africa Fertilizer Financing Mechanism. It also sets priorities, objectives and milestones for AFFM.
It comprises representatives from regional and international development institutions, research and extension organizations, donors, African farmer’s organizations and fertilizer development institutions.

The current 13 institution members are: the African Union Commission (AUC), Representative of African Ministers of Agriculture, African Development Bank, International Fund for Agriculture Development (IFAD), Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the African Export and Import Bank (AFREXIMBANK), United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA), the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA), Representative of Donors (currently Federal Republic of Nigeria ), the International Fertilizer Development Center (IFDC), the International Fertilizer Association (IFA), Representative of Farmer’s Organisations, and the Coordinator of AFFM who is an ex-officio member.

The current chairperson of the Council is the African Union Commissioner for Rural Economy and Agriculture, H.E. Ambassador Josefa Leonel Correia Sacko.

AFFM Secretariat:

AFFM Secretariat performs the day-to-day management of the Mechanism under the supervision of the Director of Agriculture and Agro-industry Department at the African Development Bank. Some of the main duties of the AFFM Secretariat include:

  • Preparing work plans and budgets and monitoring execution;
  • Developing monitoring and evaluation procedures;
  • Preparing the Annual Reports of the Mechanism for the Governing Council.

AFFM Secretariat Team

African Development Bank Board of Directors:

The Board of Directors of the Bank is primarily responsible for the general operations of the Mechanism, in accordance with the Bank’s rules, regulations and procedures. In this regard, the Board serves as the decision-making organ for operational matters without limitations, including:

  • Approval of the annual work plan and budget of the Mechanism
  • Approval of the Operational procedures of the Mechanism
  • Approval of financing and other assistance to be provided from the resources of the Mechanism
  • Approval of the Annual Report
  • Interpretation of the provisions of the AFFM Instruments.