To ensure farmers have the resources needed to optimize their land’s potential, OCP AFRICA offers farmers a wide range of agricultural services, including interactive training sessions on best agricultural practices and soil-testing units demonstrating current technologies and innovations.
Putting smallholder farmers first
OCP School Lab
In cooperation with local partners, the OCP AFRICA School Lab raises awareness about the importance of soil testing by providing demonstrations for farmers with technology from partner, SoilCares. These ‘labs’ travel to meet farmers where they are, work with them to test their soil, as well as provide fertilizer application recommendations for their soil and crop mix. Today, School Lab has already assisted over 350,000 farmers across Kenya, Nigeria, Togo, Burkina Faso, Ghana, Tanzania and Côte d’Ivoire.
First launched as a pilot in Côte d’Ivoire, OCP AFRICA's signature Agribooster program connects farmers to financing and insurance, works with local extension agents to train them on proper fertilizer use and collaborates with other providers to ensure they have the right fertilizer and other inputs needed for success. This program also provides farmers fertilizer education trainings on the type and volume of fertilizer each crop and soil type require, as well as the correct frequency and time of year to apply certain inputs.