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.

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.

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.