Africa Organic Fertilizers Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2022 - 2027)

The African Organic Fertilizers Market is segmented by type (Microorganism and Organic Residues), Application (Cereals, Legumes, Fruits and Vegetables, Plantations, and Other Applications), and Geography (South Africa, Egypt, Ethiopia, and Rest of Africa).

Market Snapshot

Market Snapshot
Study Period: 2016 - 2026
Base Year: 2021
CAGR: 9.3 %

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Market Overview

The African organic fertilizer market is projected to register a CAGR of 9.3% during the forecast year. Focus on organic cultivation, and the need for sustainable farming practices are the major reasons for the increasing consumption of organic fertilizers in Africa. Various government subsidies and initiatives in developing countries for sustainable organic farming are expected to maintain continuous growth in the market. Less awareness among the farmers is restraining the growth of the market. The developing and untapped markets in Africa would provide substantial growth opportunities for the market.

Scope of the report

Organic fertilizers are derived from many animal and plant-based residues and mineral ores, and they are also developed from beneficial microorganisms. This report analyzes the complete market scenario of the biological organic fertilizers in different regions of Africa. The analysis includes the factors that are driving and restraining the market, along with future opportunities and the competitive landscape.

Product Type
Organic Residues
Application type
Fruits and Vegetables
Other Applications
South Africa
Rest of Africa

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Key Market Trends

Popularity for the Organic Farming Drives the Market

Organic farming in Africa has been increasing at a significant rate. According to FAO, the area under organic cultivation was at 1.9 million hectares in 2017, which is 0.1 million hectares more than the previous year. There are more than 1.2 million hectares of certified organic agricultural land in Africa, which constitutes about 3% of the world’s organic agricultural land. There are more than 574’000 organic producers. Uganda has the largest organic area (231’000 hectares) and most organic producers. As the organic cultivation only uses biological organic fertilizers, increasing organic farming boosts the market in Africa.

Organic Area, Farm Land, Hectares, Africa, 2016 - 2019

South Africa Dominates the Biofertilizers Segment of the Market

South Africa is the top country among all the African countries in terms of the revenue generated from the biofertilizer segment. The country accounted for 45.8% of the total African market revenue in 2019. Factors, like environmental concerns, increasing awareness among the farmers, and degrading soil quality, are the major market drivers in the region. Regional and global players manufacturing the biofertilizers in South Africa is one of the major factors boosting the market in South Africa.

Biofertilizer Market: Biofertilizers ,Market share by Countries, 2016-2025​

Competitive Landscape

The African organic fertilizer market is highly fragmented, with top-five market players accounting for about 20-30% of the market. There are many local players operating in the region, mainly because of the unregulated market. Collaborations with government organizations and expansion in the market, along with product innovation, are some of the strategies adopted by the companies.

Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Deliverables

    2. 1.2 Study Assumptions

    3. 1.3 Scope of the Study




    1. 4.1 Market Overview

    2. 4.2 Market Drivers

    3. 4.3 Market Restraints

    4. 4.4 Porter's Five Force Analysis

      1. 4.4.1 Threat of New Entrants

      2. 4.4.2 Bargaining Power of Consumers

      3. 4.4.3 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

      4. 4.4.4 Threat of Substitute Products

      5. 4.4.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry


    1. 5.1 Product Type

      1. 5.1.1 Microorganisms

      2. 5.1.2 Organic Residues

    2. 5.2 Application type

      1. 5.2.1 Cereals

      2. 5.2.2 Legumes

      3. 5.2.3 Fruits and Vegetables

      4. 5.2.4 Plantations

      5. 5.2.5 Other Applications

    3. 5.3 Geography

      1. 5.3.1 South Africa

      2. 5.3.2 Ethiopia

      3. 5.3.3 Egypt

      4. 5.3.4 Rest of Africa


    1. 6.1 Most Adopted Strategies

    2. 6.2 Market Share Analysis

    3. 6.3 Company Profiles

      1. 6.3.1 Rizobacter Argentina SA

      2. 6.3.2 Novozymes AS

      3. 6.3.3 Company C

      4. 6.3.4 International Panaacea Limited

      5. 6.3.5 MBFI

      6. 6.3.6 T Stanes & Company Limited

      7. 6.3.7 Camson Bio Technologies Limited

      8. 6.3.8 Biomax

      9. 6.3.9 Agri Life

      10. 6.3.10 Bio Protan


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Frequently Asked Questions

The Africa Biological Organic Fertilizers Market market is studied from 2016 - 2026.

The Africa Biological Organic Fertilizers Market is growing at a CAGR of 9.3% over the next 5 years.

Rizobacter Argentina S.A., Novozymes A/S, Symborg, International Panaacea Limited, MBFI are the major companies operating in Africa Biological Organic Fertilizers Market.

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