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Over 20,000 farmers in Southern Tanzania to benefit from OCP School Lab Project

news - Tanzania

Isansa Village - April 8th, 2019

In partnership with the Ministry of Agriculture, IPNI (International Plant Nutrition Institute) and in coordination with Ministry of Regional Administration and Local Governments, OCP AFRICA, a subsidiary of OCP Group - a world leader in the phosphate industry, launches OCP School Lab project in Southern Tanzania. This Innovative collaboration with Key specialized partners, aims at offering interactive training on good agricultural practices, adapted to specific crops in the beneficiary regions.

On April 8, 2019, farmers met at Isansa Village, Mbozi District to experience high technology for fertilizer recommendations based on soil, yield target and crop nutrition. They have actively interacted with experts and benefited from knowledge that will make their farming experience improve.

OCP AFRICA, through its subsidiary OCP TANZANIA Ltd, launches the project among farmers in two regions, namely Songwe and Njombe. Thanks to the Government Agricultural Departments experts, OCP TANZANIA Ltd provides farmers with one on one advice on interventions and crop nutrition recommendations for maize crop to improve their farming practices and enhance yields.

OCP School Lab in Tanzania

OCP School Lab campaign in Tanzania will run through 200 villages to reach 20 000 farmers who will be benefiting from a training on good agricultural practices by the end of 2019. This project will also provide fertilizer recommendations to 6 000 farmers by using Nutrient Expert technology, an easy-to-use, interactive, and computer-based decision support tool that can provide nutrient recommendations for individual farmers’ field.

OCP School Lab in Africa

Since 2017, more than 160 000 farmers in 7 African countries have benefited from OCP School Labs, namely in Nigeria, Togo, Ghana, Côte d’Ivoire, Kenya, Burkina Faso, and Senegal. The program is now a powerful brand and tool designed to develop African agriculture as a whole and help farmers to improve their productivity by offering them a wide range of services from demonstrations and interactive training sessions on good agricultural practices to agronomy advice.