Reuters quoted the Head of OCP Africa saying the move benefited 4 million African farmers in 20 countries so far.
Besides acting on the supply dimension, the OCP has invested over 6 billion dollars to build fertilizers plants in Nigeria and Ethiopia as well as Ghana, giving these countries potential not only to meet all their fertilizers needs but also leaving space for export to neighboring African countries.
OCP has also set up laboratories in the 12 African countries where it directly operates, offering customized fertilizers and blenders to meet the needs of different African soils.
Thanks to OCP’s supply of customized fetrtilizers, Senegal’s millet yield jumped 63% and Nigeria’s corn yield 48%, with similar results in Ghana and elsewhere. OCP’s involvement in Ethiopia has seen wheat, corn, and teff yields increase by up to 37%.
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