Accra, Sept. 7,
GNA - The Ministry of Food and Agriculture (MOFA) and the OCP Group have signed
two additional agreements to strengthen key aspects of Ghana’s agriculture
statement from the two institutions named the agreements as Cooperation
Agreement for farmer centric activities, soil mapping, innovation and digital
farmer registration; and a Term Sheet for industrial project.
arrangements follow the Memorandum of Understanding the two signed in September
2018, which set out to improve the fertilizer value chain to provide
“customized fertilizers at competitive prices to Ghanaian farmers.”
partnership offers stakeholders, in the fertilizer value chain, a range of high
value-added services to provide the farmers with adapted and competitive
all the resources tailored to their success: training for a better knowledge of
crops, how best to maximize soil nutrition and a better financial inclusion.
initiatives include a holistic offer to farmers (access to inputs, training,
financing, market linkages, Farmers School).
latest Cooperation Agreement, OCP has also launched its IMPULSE programme,
developed by the Mohammed VI Polytechnic University (UM6P), which aims at
accelerating start-ups and active agri-entrepreneurs in the agricultural
In August 2019,
Accra hosted the first stage of the IMPULSE programme's African tour.
The project of
a fertilizer production plant, announced last September is to be located in the
western part of Ghana, in the Jomoro District.
project is still in its conceptual phase, topographic and geotechnical studies
are in progress.
availability and processing of the natural resources of both countries,
combining natural gas from Ghana and phosphate from Morocco, the industrial
unit is expected to have a fertilizer’s production capacity of one million
this project will promote the development of the fertilizer value chain through
tailored fertilizers produced locally for the Ghanaian market, involving the
existing ecosystem of blending operators, while meeting the nutrient
requirements adapted to local soil and crops.
OCP Group will
also offer a wide range of services including the promotion of entrepreneurship
through the recently launched IMPULSE programme, focused on four strategic
fields including Agriculture.
The joint MoFA
and OCP initiatives are perfectly aligned with Ghana's strategy to boost the
agricultural sector through its flagship programme: “Planting for Food and
these joint initiatives will help employability, provide access to the quality
inputs at a competitive price and significantly increase balanced fertilizer
consumption by Ghanaian farmers.
farmers have benefited from the Agribooster and OCP School Lab programmes since
2017. The Cooperation Agreement between MOFA and OCP plans to reach more than
500,000 farmers over the next three years, with at least 30 per cent being
With almost a
century of experience and revenues reaching US$ 5.95 billion in 2018, OCP Group
is a leader in the phosphate rock and the world’s first producer of