The pilot campaign, officially launched on February 16, aims to train 2,000 farmers in good agricultural practices. OCP, the largest Moroccan agribusiness firm plans to deploy its resources, including its products and services, logistics and financial solutions to support farmers in enhancing their operations to achieve high yield in the West African nation.
Composed of a mobile school and a digital device, OCP School Lab is a unique training program aimed at supporting small farmers to access good quality inputs, financial services, enhanced market linkages, and training and extension services centered on Good Agricultural Practices (GAP).
The OCP School Lab program has already been tested in five African countries, namely Nigeria, Togo, Ghana, Côte d’Ivoire and Kenya.
According to the world’s leading producer and exporter of phosphates the partnership must continue during the year 2018 and will extend to other regions of Burkina Faso, in order to reach as many farmers as possible and thus, to sustainably improve agricultural yields in Burkina Faso.