Moroccan donation of 25,000 tons of fertilizer for the benefit of small Senegalese farmers

Morocco, through the OCP Group, donated 25,000 tons of phosphate products for the benefit of small Senegalese farmers, which were handed over Thursday to Diamniadio, to the Senegalese Ministry of Agriculture, Rural Equipment and Sovereignty eating.

This donation, which intervenes on high royal instructions aims to support Senegal’s food sovereignty policy and to fight against food insecurity, is composed of 10,000 tons of DAP (Diammonium Phosphate) and 5,000 tons of TSP (Triple Super Phosphate) and 10,000 tons of fertilizer which will be sold at reduced prices, intended for small Senegalese producers.

The donation ceremony took place in the presence of the Moroccan ambassador to Senegal, Hassan Naciri, the Senegalese Minister of Agriculture, Rural Equipment and Food Sovereignty, Aly Ngouille Ndiaye and the director of the OCP subsidiary in West Africa, Mohamed Benzekri.

The royal initiative towards the sister Republic of Senegal reflects “the close ties of blood, spirituality, solidarity and deep conviction of the uniqueness of our destiny and our common future”, said the diplomat. Moroccan on this occasion.

And to emphasize that this fraternal and concrete action is in line with the numerous and historic mobilizations of the Kingdom of Morocco with regard to Senegal and brotherly African countries, noting in this regard that King Mohammed VI has made security food, a strategic priority for Morocco and for Africa, via ever stronger South-South cooperation.

And today, he said, “Morocco is proud to be at the heart of a solid partnership in the supply of fertilizers, the support to African farmers and the sharing of expertise in the agricultural field with sister countries and in particular Senegal, with a view to moving, together, towards efficient, resilient and sustainable agri-food systems”.

For his part, the Senegalese minister wished to salute the King for his actions and solidarity initiatives, particularly in this difficult situation, indicating that this donation is part of the fraternal relationship that exists between the Kingdom of Morocco and the Republic of Senegal.

This fraternal relationship translates into close cooperation between the Ministry of Agriculture, Rural Equipment and Food Sovereignty and OCP, a world leader in fertilizers, through conventions and technical activities relating to fertility. soil and fertilizers, he explained, adding that this donation comes after a difficult global context due to the high cost of fertilizers.

He underlined that this far-reaching gesture, which further strengthens the partnership between the Cherifian Kingdom and Senegal, contributes to facilitating access to fertilizers for small producers, to reducing production costs given the high cost of fertilizers, congratulating in this sense the exemplary technical and strategic partnership between his department and the OCP Group.

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