AU signs agreement with OCP to promote agriculture in Africa

By Ventures Africa

The African Union Commission (AUC), AU Development Agency (AUDA-NEPAD) and the Cherifien Office of Phosphates (OCP) Group have formed a partnership to support the development of the agricultural sector in Africa.

A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed by HE Josefa Leonel Correia Sacko, AU Commissioner for Rural Economy and Agriculture, OCP Group Chairman and CEO, Mostafa Terrab, and HE Dr. Ibrahim Assane Mayaki, CEO of the AUDA-NEPAD, represented by Dr. Hamady Diop, on the sidelines of the ongoing African Green Revolution Forum (AGRF) from the 3 – 6 September 2019 in Accra, Ghana.

The partnership intends to promote the use of agricultural inputs, including access to customized fertilizers meeting the needs of soils and crops of each region, and to develop the efficiency of the fertilizer whole value chain. This shows a shared commitment all three parties have to reduce hunger and poverty in Africa through a sustainable transformation of the continent’s agricultural sector.

The agreement hopes to operationalize by creating a conducive environment for private sector investments in agriculture. OCP is expected to equip AU member states with the right policies and tools to support the achievement of the Abuja commitments on fertilizer use.

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Source:: Ventures Africa