Morocco’s OCP Africa Donates 50,000 MT Fertilizer to Wheat Dev’t Program in Ethiopia

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Addis Ababa August 24/2022 /ENA/ Morocco’s OCP Group Africa has donated 50,000 metric tons of fertilizer for Ethiopia’s summer irrigated wheat development program.

Morocco’s OCP Africa CEO, Mohammed Anwar Jamali noted on the occasion that the support will help Ethiopia in its efforts to become self-sufficient in wheat production.

He added that, OCP’s commitment to Africa development is in line with Morocco’s vision for south-south cooperation, initiated by his Majesty king Mohammed VI. focus on continent’s potential, creating value, improving collaborations, and strengthening solidarity.

Agriculture Minister, Umer Hussien said the support will enhance Ethiopia’s irrigated wheat development.

The donation is special as it is given at this critical time when the price of fertilizer has increased much and it is difficult to get fertilizer, the minister noted, adding that the assistance will help to further strengthen cooperation and unity among Africans as it is support by Africans to Africans.

Agriculture State Minister, Sophia Kassa said on her part that there is a plan to cultivate one million hectares of wheat during the summer.

The fertilizer donated will be used to enrich 500,000 hectares of land, it was learned.