OCP Africa: a subsidiary dedicated to the development of sustainable agriculture in Africa
Today, 70% of the population of sub-Saharan Africa relies on farming to live. We believe that it is essential to provide farmers with the necessary tools for sufficient food production to feed a growing world population. Also, we believe that by ensuring accessibility to tailored products, we can help them to increase their yields and move from subsistence farming to farming that creates value, a transformation that will ultimately have a significant impact on the continent’s economy.
Backed up by OCP Group’s long-standing experience in the production and processing of phosphates and phosphate derivatives, OCP Africa was created in 2016 to contribute to the development of sustainable agriculture in Africa. It offers solutions perfectly suited to local conditions and different crop needs and works in partnership with a network of partners through which it provides all of the resources necessary for farmers’ success. OCP Africa understands the complex needs of African soils and makes the right products available in the right quantity, at the right time, and at the right price.
OCP Africa places the farmer at the heart of its strategy and acts across its entire value chain, which is based on four pillars:
Production : investing in fertilizer production capabilities and fertilizer blending facilities close to consumption areas to ensure availability of tailored products;
Logistics : guarantee farmers the availability of good products, at the right time, in the right quantity, and at a the right price;
Agronomy and R&D : supporting the development of sustainable agriculture with products tailored to the soils and crops;
Sales and marketing : make every effort to offer stakeholders in various agricultural industries not only products, but networks and services perfectly suited to their needs.