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The Trade Bridges with Arab Africa Program (AATB) extends its support to OCP Africa’s Agribooster program in Côte d’Ivoire

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The Arab Africa Trade Bridges (AATB) program, a multi-partner program led by the International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation (ITFC) (www.ITFC-idb.org), partners with OCP Africa to support OCP’s Agribooster program Africa to reach rice farmers and improve agricultural value chains in Côte d’Ivoire. The agreement was signed by Dr. Mohamed Anouar Jamali, Managing Director of OCP Africa, a subsidiary of the OCP Group, and Eng. Hani Salem Sonbol, Managing Director, ITFC, in Rabat, Morocco.

The program will benefit 20,000 farmers. It serves as an end-to-end value chain solution that brings together all the conditions necessary to improve rice productivity and smallholder farmers’ incomes, including the provision of high quality fertilizers and hybrid seeds, training of the right ones. agricultural practices and soil fertility, as well as market linkages. The program will also serve to protect the health of farmers across the country in the aftermath of COVID-19 through the provision of personal protective equipment to smallholder farms.

the ITFC CEO, Eng. Hani Salem Sonbol, underlined the importance of this partnership, declaring: “ITFC grant for the OCP Africa Agribooster program in Côte d’Ivoire intended to mitigate the economic impacts of COVID-19 and help boost global food supply chains while improving agricultural value chains in the country, especially under these difficult circumstances. African countries must work to secure their local agricultural production, to minimize their exposure to imports and to advance the food security of their populations.. This grant will also cover the training of trainers to build their capacity through innovative training and digital technical assistance to ensure the sustainability of the program for future generations of farmers.

Dr Mohamed Anouar Jamali, CEO of OCP Africa also added, “Covid-19 exposed the limitations of our current production models. The repercussions of the pandemic on food security call for new holistic models to produce enough food in Africa. The Agribooster program is a good example of an initiative designed to help African food systems become more resilient, and we are pleased to have ITFC as a strong partner in Côte d’Ivoire.

The Agribooster program, placed under the aegis of OCP Africa and dedicated to the sustainable development of agriculture, requires in-depth training in good agricultural practices and regular monitoring throughout the year.

At the continental level, the Agribooster program has reached more than 630,000 smallholder farmers in four countries (Ghana, Senegal, Nigeria and Côte d’Ivoire), with an increase in their yield of up to 40% for the main farmers.

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