African Potash

African Potash is a mining company, focused on building a platform for the mining, production and distribution of fertiliser. Its operations are primarily focussed on potash assets within the African continent. It has a market capitalisation of approximately £0.9 m as of 20 April 2017.

Block Commodities
Public Limited Company
Traded asAIM: AFPO
FoundedSeptember 2011
Key people
Chris Cleverly, Mark Simmonds, Lord Peter Hain, Elias Pungong
ProductsFertiliser Edit this on Wikidata


In August 2015, African Potash entered into a trading agreement with the Common Market for East and Southern Africa (COMESA), a free trade union of twenty African member states, and the Mask Africa Crowd Farm Fun Limited (MACFF), to supply and deliver at least 500,000 metric tonnes of fertiliser on an annual basis[1] for an initial three-year period. Since the agreement, it has secured multiple agreements to supply fertiliser to numerous African member states, including the Democratic Republic of Congo, Malawi, Zimbabwe and Zambia. The Company is focussed on further building upon these trade agreements, recognising the important role fertiliser can play in achieving food security in Africa.

On the 26 October 2015, African Potash announced the appointment of former Conservative party Member of Parliament, Mark Simmonds to its board.[2] Two days later, former Cabinet Minister Peter Hain joined the Board.[3]


Lac Dinga ProjectEdit

The Lac Dinga Project is located in the Kouilou extending 57 km NW-SE. It is adjacent to the Dougou Potash Deposit, part of the Sintoukola Potash Permit held by Elemental Minerals Limited and which has a JORC compliant measures and indicated mineral resources of 1.1Bt grading 20.6% KCI. The Makola licence of Evergreen Resources Holdings (BVI) Ltd is also located in the region.

The development of its fertiliser trading operations build upon its 70% interest in the 702.5 km2 Lac Dinga,[4] which it acquired in February 2013. Exploration conducted at Lac Dinga to date has confirmed the presence of multiple potash seams with individual sample grades of up to 25% KCl (~15.8% K2O). Results received to date indicate that the Project host potash mineralisation consistent with the Congolese coastal basin, with about 250km2 of the licence area interpreted to be underlain by salt-bearing strata, underpinning the potential to host significant commercial potash deposits.

COMESA Trading AgreementEdit

In August 2015, African Potash entered into a trading agreement with COMESA and MACFF, signed by the Secretary General of COMESA, Sindiso Ngwenya. Under the terms of the agreement, it will supply and deliver at least 500,000MT of fertiliser to off-takers identified and introduced by COMESA for an initial 3-year period. Since signing the agreement, African Potash has secured multiple agreements to supply 50,000MT of fertiliser to Zambia, 50,000MT to Malawi, 150,000MT to Zimbabwe and 150,000MT to the DRC.[5][6]



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