Food security: Strategic partnership between the OCP group and India

In a global context increasingly concerned about the safety of fertilizers to avoid the outbreak of a food crisis, the OCP Group, the world leader in solutions for soil and plant nutrition and the world’s largest producer of phosphate, is committed from major players in the fertilizer industry in India.

The objective of the partnership between the OCP Group and India is to carry out joint research and development initiatives and jointly promote innovative fertilization solutions. The aim is also to offer tailor-made fertilizers that meet the specific needs of Indian farmers, in close collaboration with the actors of the agricultural ecosystem (public sector, agronomic institutes, agricultural federations, farmers, etc.).

It is within this framework that the OCP Group has signed memorandums of understanding (MoU) with the largest fertilizer producers in the Indian public and private sector, thus paving the way for the supply to India by OCP of up to to 1.7 million metric tons (MT) of phosphate fertilizer for the agricultural season over the next twelve months.

These memoranda were signed between OCP Group executives and the Indian fertilizer manufacturers concerned, in the presence of Dr. Mansukh Mandaviya, Indian Minister of Health, Chemicals and Fertilizers, Shri Rajesh Vaishnaw, Ambassador of the India to the Kingdom of Morocco and Mostafa Terrab, Chairman and CEO of the OCP Group.

These agreements provide up to 700,000 MT of triple super phosphate (TSP), a phosphate-based fertilizer that has the highest phosphate content found in granular nitrogen-free fertilizers, and which can be adapted according to specific needs.
plants and soils in India.

Tailor-made fertilizers are known to be better for soil health, reducing waste. The memorandums of understanding also provide for the delivery of 1,000,000 tonnes of di-ammonium phosphate (DAP) to Indian farmers.

On this occasion, Soufiyane El Kassi, Chairman and CEO of OCP Nutricrops, a subsidiary dedicated to soil and plant fertilization solutions, declared: “We are delighted with India’s interest in our tailor-made solution ( TSP) which significantly contributes to increasing yields, improving farmers’ incomes and accelerating the implementation of sustainable agricultural practices”.

For his part, the Indian minister tweeted: “A new chapter to further strengthen Indo-Moroccan ties in the fertilizer sector! Indian fertilizer companies and OCP Maroc, have signed memorandums of understanding to ensure a continuous supply of P&K fertilizers. This will greatly benefit the farming community in India and help ensure food security.”

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