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Togo’s president, Faure Gnassingbé laying the cornerstone on June 9 of the future Agricultural Services Center in Kpalimé (Plateaux-Ouest region).
Togo’s president, Faure Gnassingbé laying the cornerstone on June 9 of the future Agricultural Services Center in Kpalimé.

In Togo, 
OCP Africa invests in sustainable agriculture

Par Cédric Gouverneur - Publié en février 2024

​​​​​​​Togolese officials and the OCP Group’s African subsidiary have forged a groundbreaking partnership to serve farmers in the Plateaux-Ouest region.

​​​​​​​On June 9, Togo’s president, Faure Gnassingbé, laid the cornerstone of the future Agricultural Services Center in Kpalimé (Plateaux-Ouest region). The regional one-stop sustainable farming office was launched by the Togolese authorities and the OCP Group through its subsidiary OCP Africa, supported by the World Bank. The Kpalimé agricultural complex displays the OCP Group and Togolese authorities’ commitment to groundbreaking, value-building agriculture. The new facility aims to boost the value chains’ competitiveness and empower farmers by providing them with access to a wide array of key products (fertilizers, inputs, seeds, phytosanitary products) and services, such as customized advice to improve agricultural practices, notably via un call center with a state-of- the-art laboratory to analyze the composition of soils and measure their fertility. Agricultural machinery and irrigation equipment will be available to farmers, while a model farm will demonstrate ideal agricultural practices.

One of the project’s key components is a Smart Blender, which will allow farmers to obtain the best possible fertilizer blends for their soil and yields. “The Kpalimé agricultural services center will fuel Togo’s agricultural development,” said OCP Africa CEO Dr. Mohamed Anouar Jamali. “It will provide Togolese farmers with the tools, knowledge and services they need to boost their productivity and profitability. We’re proud to collaborate on this key agricultural initiative with the Togolese government, and we thank the World Bank for its support. Together, we’re working on transforming Togo's agricultural sector through sustainability, innovation and the empowerment of farmers.”

OCP Africa is a subsidiary of the OCP Group, the world’s leading exporter of unprocessed phosphate, phosphoric acid and phosphate-based fertilizer, which in 2022 posted $11 billion in sales. The company is active in 16 countries on the continent, including Togo, Côte d’Ivoire, Senegal, Cameroon, Benin, Burkina Faso, Nigeria, Ghana, Ethiopia, Kenya, Nigeria, Tanzania, Rwanda and Zambia. Its strategic goal is to contribute to the development of integrated agricultural ecosystems in Africa by securing fertilizer production close to major food-growing areas and working alongside farmers to promote the efficiency of value chains.