OCP Africa and Ethiopia, united to strengthen wheat resilience

OCP Africa and Ethiopia, united to strengthen wheat resilience
OCP Africa and Ethiopia, united to strengthen wheat resilience

OCP Africa marked its presence at the inaugural ceremony of the ambitious project aimed at developing the climate resilient wheat value chain in Ethiopia. The event took place in the presence of HE Dr. Girma Amente, Minister of Agriculture of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, and was attended by various strategic partners. The main objective for OCP Africa is to design tailor-made formulas that will significantly contribute to improving the health and fertility of Ethiopian soils.

In Ethiopia, OCP Africa played a key role in the development of an innovative project for the wheat value chain, adapted to climate challenges. This project is the result of close collaboration with the Ethiopian government, the African Development Bank, as well as several international stakeholders.

According to a press release from OCP Africa, this initiative is a continuation of the efforts deployed during the African summit on fertilizers and soil health, which was held in Nairobi. It represents a major step forward in the fight against soil health problems, which affect tens of millions of hectares in Ethiopia.

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Dr. Mohamed Anouar Jamali, CEO of OCP Africa, underlines the importance of supporting the company in this project: “ Our support will help overcome the challenges linked to the salinity and acidity of Ethiopian soils. Through in-depth analyzes of soils, climate and local agricultural practices, we will develop personalized solutions to strengthen soil health and fertility. »

He also specifies that “ Adopting a rigorous scientific approach, coupled with a comprehensive program of capacity building and training of farmers in best practices, is essential to reduce the yield gap observed in wheat production in Ethiopia. »

The project aims for ambitious objectives, such as the mapping of a million hectares of soil, the involvement of more than a million farmers through various programs and the creation of four agricultural centers, the Farmer Hubs, distributed in the country.

Collaboration with the Ethiopian Ministry of Agriculture has already produced encouraging results. Since 2019, OCP Africa has been developing and testing personalized fertilizer formulas, which have significantly improved the productivity of acidic soils. These innovative formulas have been validated by large-scale demonstrations, carried out in partnership with the Ministry of Agriculture and various regional institutes, thus demonstrating notable increases in yield.

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