a historic agreement to revolutionize agriculture – La Nouvelle Tribune

a historic agreement to revolutionize agriculture – La Nouvelle Tribune
a historic agreement to revolutionize agriculture – La Nouvelle Tribune

The group OCP and theUnited States Agency for International Development (USAID) recently entered into an ambitious partnership aimed at transforming the agricultural sector in Africa. This agreement, hailed as a historic initiative, is part of a common desire to overcome the major obstacles that hinder the agricultural potential of the continent.

As part of this partnership, the OCP Group commits to investing $30 million to promote the efficient use of fertilizers in sub-Saharan Africa. This investment is in addition to the contribution of $40 million from theUSAID for the extension of the project “Space to Place“. This collaboration highlights a total envelope of $100 million, intended to significantly improve agricultural productivity on the continent.

Innovative Initiatives for Agriculture

The partnership is materialized through two flagship projects: “Space to Place” And “Rock Phosphate Amendment“. The project “Space to Place» uses precise local soil and climate data to create a decision support tool, allowing farmers to optimize the use of plant nutrition solutions. These solutions are specifically tailored to soil and crop needs, helping to improve soil health and increase yields in a sustainable manner.

Meanwhile, the “Rock Phosphate Amendment” project focuses on the impact of the application of phosphate rock and innovative nutritional formulas on crop yields and soil fertility. A decision support system will be developed to guide farmers in identifying the soils and crops most likely to benefit from this approach.

A Strengthened Collaboration

Samantha Power, USAID administrator, during her visit to the Mohammed VI Polytechnic University (UM6P), signed the collaboration agreement with the OCP Group. She highlighted the importance of this alliance in tackling the global food crisis, using geospatial technology to provide practical recommendations to farmers. The data collected will also serve as a basis for predictions and concrete solutions aimed at improving agricultural yields.

Mostafa Terrab, Chairman and CEO of the OCP Group, expressed his satisfaction with this strengthened partnership. He said this collaboration will unlock the potential of African farmers, helping to feed not only Africa, but the world, while improving soil health and preserving the environment.

A Lasting Impact

The agreement, expected to extend for at least four years, engages other stakeholders and partners to advance these initiatives and encourage their adoption by farmers across the continent. The projects aim to bring tangible benefits to millions of African farmers, thereby strengthening food security and sustainable development in Africa.



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