Developing sustainable agriculture in Africa

African agriculture is at a transformational moment in its history and – a time of incredible possibility and promise for farmers and industry alike. Can Africa become a world leader in sustainable farming, using local resources to realize the continent’s vast agricultural potential and help feed its growing population?  

African Business in partnership with OCP Group will be sharing stories, innovations, and new ideas to strengthen the Agriculture ecosystem in Africa. 

OCP Group ranked 4th worldwide by the World Benchmarking Alliance (WBA)

Its position in fourth place out of 350 companies shows that the OCP Group meets the highest performance criteria of the World Benchmarking Alliance’s food and agriculture benchmark.

IFC and OCP Group strengthen partnership

A milestone financing agreement with the International Finance Corporation (IFC) will help OCP to expand its value change in Africa.

Promoting gender diversity at the workplace: OCP Group partners with IFC to get EDGE certification

EDGE certification will support OCP’s commitment to promoting equal opportunities not only within the organisation but also across Morocco and Africa.

An African woman picks crops.

OCP Group executes ground-breaking intra-African trade transaction through blockchain

Thousands of tons of fertilisers are being shipped from Morocco to Ethiopia through blockchain transactions worth nearly $400m.

CSR: A new dynamic between OCP, its workers and local populations

OCP group is developing a CSR policy in the mining territories and regions where it operates. Its Act for Community programme was launched two years ago and is creating a new dynamic between the group,…

Digitising agriculture – from the top down

Moroccan group OCP, one of the leaders in phosphate extraction and fertiliser production, is turning to new technologies to create a new ‘from mine to farmer’ model focused on its consumers’ needs. Internally, OCP engineers…

OCP targets sustainability gains

One of the world’s leaders in the phosphate industry, Morocco’s OCP, has put the circular economy at the centre of their strategy, and is investing in R&D to make it happen.

OCP Group and Government of Nigeria commit to further developing Nigeria’s agriculture industry

The goal of the project is to develop a multipurpose industrial platform in Nigeria that will utilise Nigerian gas and Moroccan phosphate.

An agricultural tractor with outspread spraying arms spreads green chemicals on a field.

OCP signs joint venture with Hubei Forbon Technology

Leading global phosphate soil and plant nutrition player OCP has announced a joint venture with Hubei Forbon Technology Co. Ltd. for the development of new generation fertiliser solutions and smart agriculture.

OCP Group named as finalist for the 2021 Franz Edelman Award

OCP Group is a 2021 finalist for the prestigious Hans Edelman Award, which recognises the application of outstanding operations research, management science and advanced analytics.

The OCP Foundation has launched ‘Restore Africa soils’, a dedicated science platform on soils monitoring and management

“Restore Africa Soils” is an online platform that allows African researchers and OCP Group partners to debate and exchange scientific opinions around the topic of African soil fertility.

Starting Africa’s agricultural revolution

One of the world’s leading companies in phosphate, OCP Group, is transforming Africa’s agricultural sector by educating rural farmers on the game-changing impact of fertilisers. Can it scale up food production in time to meet…

Hanane Mourchid

Africa can offer solutions to help deliver Europe’s decarbonisation

Decarbonisation is the future for both Africa and Europe, explains Hanane Mourchid, Senior Vice-President, Sustainability Platform, at the OCP Group.

African Youth Climate Hub launches clean tech incubator

The AYCH 2021 Incubation Programme for African Entrepreneurs will encourage the development of innovative startups moving climate-technology forward across Africa.

OCP Group reiterates its commitment to biodiversity

OCP Group has set up a strategy to take the necessary measures to reduce its impacts on biodiversity and contribute to its conservation and improvement.

OCP Group and ICL join forces to support sustainability programmes at UM6P and BGU

The partnership will enable experts from the two institutions to collaborate on sustainability initiatives and construct an agenda of joint lectures, seminars, workshops and symposia

OCP Group commits to further developing Nigeria’s agricultural potential

OCP Group is contributing to the development of Nigeria’s agricultural potential by adopting a holistic approach that supports players along the entire agricultural value chain.

OCP joins experts to discuss agriculture at EU-Africa Business Forum

Ilyas El Fali, advisor to the chairman of OCP Group, described how the Group is helping to make land use more sustainable at a forum of the EU-Africa Business Summit in Marrakesh.

The OCP Group launches its Open Innovation platform “The Next Seed”

“The Next Seed” platform promotes collaboration opportunities between OCP and the most innovative Moroccan, African, and international players on the market, who will gain access to the challenges shared by the Group’s businesses and its…

EUABF: Panel discussion on sustainable agriculture calls for more investment, access to inputs and evidence-driven policies

Africa has the potential to be the breadbasket of the world, but more investment is needed, said experts at the European Union-African Union Business Forum.

Bidra Innovation Ventures launches $50m agritech fund

Backed by both the Mohammed VI Polytechnic University (UM6P) and the OCP Group, the Fund will invest an initial capital of $50 million over the next 5 years to back founders building technologies to sustainably…

OCP Group obtains MIGA’s support for the opening of a new cutting-edge UM6P’s campus in Rabat

MIGA (Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency) has issued a guarantee to Credit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank of France and BNP Paribas of France to cover loans of up to EUR 570 million to OCP Group,…

OCP Group joins the World Economic Forum

OCP Group, a leader in plant nutrition and the world’s first producer of phosphate-based fertilizers, is tying knots with the international non-governmental organization World Economic Forum (WEF) mostly known for its annual meeting , the Davos taking place…

OCP Group sets the scene at US Africa Business Summit in Marrakech

Iliass Elfali, MD of Corporate Strategy and Sustainability at OCP Group, outlined the group’s commitment to strengthening food security in Africa.

Morocco’s OCP Group throws a lifeline to Africa’s beleaguered farmers

In an exclusive interview with Anver Versi, Dr Mohamed Anouar Jamali, CEO of OCP Africa, describes how the Group is launching its largest ever fertilizer relief programme.

The OCP Group dedicates 4 million tonnes of fertilisers to strengthen food security in Africa.

Working with a broad range of international partners, OCP is addressing both the immediate and longer-term drivers of food insecurity on the continent.

OCP’s water programme brings sustainability tothe fertiliser supply chain

Global leader in plant nutrition and the world’s largest producer of phosphate-based fertilisers, OCP Group is rising to the challenge of water supply. Neil Ford reports.

Making the Great Green Wall a reality

A giant project to combat environmental degradation across the continent of Africa is built from many local initiatives, as Neil Ford reports.

OCP Foundation commits to Sustainable Development and Ecological Transition

As part of the cooperation between Morocco and Senegal and its actions carried out with communities across the African continent, OCP Foundation is supporting a sustainable development project for the Niokolo Koba National Park, located…

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OCP plays an important role in feeding a growing global population, by providing essential elements for soil fertility and plant growth.

With a century of experience and revenues reaching US$5.62 billion in 2019, OCP is a leader in plant nutrition and the world’s first producer of phosphate-based fertilizers. OCP provides a wide range of customized fertilizer products to enhance soil, increase agricultural yields and help feed the planet in a sustainable and affordable way. Headquartered in Morocco and present on five continents, OCP works in close partnership with more than 160 customers across the world.

Closer to home, OCP is committed to help drive forward Africa’s environmental and social development and implement sustainable and prosperous agriculture through innovation. The Group is firmly convinced that leadership and profitability are necessarily synonymous with social responsibility and sustainable development. Its strategic vision is rooted in the meeting of these two dimensions.