Rabat, 18 July 2022 (TDI): Morocco-based phosphate and fertilizer producer, OCP Group, has donated 15,000 tonnes of Di-ammonium Phosphate (DAP) fertilizers to Rwanda in a bid to help the East African country increase its farm productivity.
Today, Hon. @g_mukeshimana received Dr. Mohamed Anouar Jamali, the CEO of @OCP_Africa . He presented to her a commitment letter for a donation to #Rwanda of 15,000 tons of DAP fertilizers and an agreement to supply additional 17KT of DAP fertilizers at a discounted price. pic.twitter.com/oIw7RYdxmq
— Ministry of Agriculture & Animal Resources |Rwanda (@RwandaAgri) July 15, 2022
The OCP group
The OCP Group (formerly Office Chérifien des Phosphates), is a Moroccan state-owned phosphate rock miner, phosphoric acid manufacturer, and fertilizer producer.
OCP aims to strengthen agriculture in Africa and help the struggling economies during drought season and unprecedented events like COVID-19 and the Russia-Ukraine war.
It focuses on sustainable agriculture development in Africa.
Morocco’s Donation of fertilizers to Rwanda
CEO of OCP Group, Muhammad Anouar Jamali, warned that the repercussions of energy markets on the African region would be a disaster. He particularly emphasized fertilizers prices which, according to him, will affect small farmers.
The group not only reaffirmed the commitment of Morocco to helping small farmers in Rwanda but assured of strengthening the agricultural ecosystem.
It further pledged to supply the East African country with additional 17,000 tonnes of DAP fertilizers at a discounted price.
Today, Hon. Minister @g_mukeshimana and Dr. Mohamed Anouar Jamali, CEO of @OCP_Africa visited the construction site of a fertilizer blending plant in @BugeseraDistr. Set to be completed next year, the plant is owned by Rwanda Fertilizer Company Ltd (RFC). pic.twitter.com/8e69ysySoi
— Ministry of Agriculture & Animal Resources |Rwanda (@RwandaAgri) July 16, 2022
This donation of Ammonium Phosphate fertilizers is a development that will support the country’s fertilizer use. According to Gerardine Mukeshimana, the Minister of Agriculture and Animal Resources, it will also increase farm productivity efforts.
All this is part of OCP’s initiative to help the farmers in the African region and strengthen their agriculture sector. OCP aims to ensure food security across Africa.