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Food security: OCP agrees to supply India with 1.7 million tonnes of fertilizer

With a view to carrying out joint Research & Development initiatives and also jointly promoting innovative fertilization solutions, the OCP Group and the largest fertilizer producers in the Indian public and private sector have signed Memoranda of Understanding (MoU’s) .

Signed in the presence of the President and CEO of OCP, Mostafa Terrab, the Indian Ambassador to Morocco, Shri Rajesh Vaishnaw and Dr. Mansukh Mandaviya, Minister of Health, Chemicals and Fertilizers in India, who posted it on his Twitter account, these Memoranda of Understanding thus paving the way for OCP to supply India with up to 1.7 million metric tons (MT) of phosphate fertilizers for the agricultural season on the next twelve months.

In addition, these agreements provide for up to 700,000 MT of Triple Super Phosphate (TSP), a phosphate-based fertilizer which has the highest phosphate content, found in granular nitrogen-free fertilizers and which can be adapted according to specific needs of plants and soils in India. “Tailor-made fertilizers are known to be better for soil health, reducing waste. The memorandums of understanding also provide for the delivery of 1,000,000 tonnes of di-ammonium phosphate (DAP) to Indian farmers» .

« We welcome India’s interest in our tailor-made solution (TSP) which significantly contributes to increasing yields, improving farmers’ incomes and accelerating the implementation of sustainable agricultural practices. » declared Soufiyane El Kassi, Chairman and CEO of OCP Nutricrops, a subsidiary dedicated to soil and plant fertilization solutions.

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