New partnership to deliver improved farm productivity from soil health and fertility
IITA–CGIAR and OCP Africa have signed a 5-year memorandum of understanding (MoU) to contribute to the sustainable development of African agriculture. IITA, committed to generating agricultural innovations to combat malnutrition, poverty, and hunger in Africa, and OCP Africa, a multicultural African company, working hand-in-hand with farmers and partners across the continent, share a common goal to boost nutrition and food security in Africa.
OCP Africa develops fertilizer solutions customized to local conditions and crop needs. They work with governments, public and private enterprises, and other partners to connect farmers to knowledge, resources, fertilizers, and other agricultural services. IITA’s signed partnership with OCP Africa is set to develop digital soil health and fertility maps, build unified databases for best soil health and fertility agronomic practices, carry out extensive site-specific soil health research, and provide improved productivity and fertility solutions based on soil, climate, and cropping systems.