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OCP Africa Partners Syngenta Foundation on Green House Technology

OCP Africa, a subsidiary of OCP Group, a leading global producer of phosphate and its derivatives has partnered with Syngenta Foundation with a view to improve deployment of greenhouse technologies to boost food security, exports and economic growth.

OCP Africa, a subsidiary of OCP Group, a leading global producer of phosphate and its derivatives has partnered with Syngenta Foundation with a view to improve deployment of greenhouse technologies to boost food security, exports and economic growth.

The Head, Business Development and Digital Projects, OCP Africa, Akin Akinwande, disclosed this in Abuja during a Horticulture Training of Trainers ( ToT) Master Class conducted for greenhouse managers, field agents and lead farmers.

OCP Africa was created in 2016, with headquarters in Morocco to contribute to the sustainable development of African agriculture. The company develops fertilizer solutions customized to local conditions and crop needs across the continent with a presence in 18 Africa countries.

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The organization works with partners in many different African governments, non-profits and private enterprises as a multicultural African company working hand-in-hand with farmers and partners across the continent to connect farmers to the agricultural services, knowledge and resources they need in order to prosper.

Akinwande noted that OCP Africa plans to groom growers and agro entrepreneurs to deploy greenhouse technologies to develop a modern greenhouse vegetable production sector, in order to meet the fast-growing demand for high quality, safe and sustainable vegetables that is available all-year round.

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According to him, much still needed to be done to improve the quality of the cultivation as demand for fresh produce increased, adding that institutions must join forces to develop innovative solution required to meet the need of the growing population.

He emphasized that consistency and quality of supply were becoming vitally important in addressing the challenges facing agricultural productivities and ensure food security and better income for the farmers.

 

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