The Arab Africa Trade Bridges Program (AATB) Extends its Support for OCP Africa’s Agribooster Program in Côte d’Ivoire – MENAFN.COM

SourceMENAFN
SectorAgriculture
CountryMiddle east

Rabat, Morocco: The Arab Africa Trade Bridges (AATB) Program, a multi-partner Program led by the International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation (ITFC), partners with OCP Africa for supporting OCP Africa's Agribooster Program to reach rice farmers and enhance agriculture value chains within Côte d'Ivoire. The agreement was signed by Dr. Mohamed Anouar Jamali , Chief Executive Officer of OCP Africa, a subsidiary of OCP Group, and Eng. Hani Salem Sonbol , Chief Executive Officer, 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 for improving rice productivity and small farmers revenues, including the provision of high-quality fertilizers and hybrid seeds, training on good agricultural practices and soil fertility, as well as market linkages. The program will also serve to safeguard the health of the country's farmers in the wake of COVID-19 through the provision of personal protective equipment to smallholder farms. Dr Mohamed Anouar Jamali, CEO of OCP Africa also added, 'Covid-19 has exposed the limits 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 ...read more...