Morocco, has donated with an amount of 25,000 tonnes of phosphatic products to small Senegalese farmers, which were handed over on Thursday to Diamniadio, Senegal’s Ministry of Agriculture, Rural Equipment and Food Sovereignty.
This donation, which comes under high royal instructions, aims to support Senegal’s food sovereignty policy and fight against food insecurity, is composed of 10,000 tonnes of DAP (diammonium phosphate) and 5,000 tonnes of TSP (triple super phosphate) and 10,000 tons of fertilizers that will be sold at reduced prices, for small Senegalese producers.
The award ceremony was attended by Morocco’s Ambassador to Senegal, Hassan Naciri, the Senegalese Minister of Agriculture, Rural Equipment and Food Sovereignty, “Aly Ngouille Ndiaye” and” Mohamed Benzekri,” director of the OCP subsidiary in West Africa.
The Royal Initiative on the Sister Republic of Senegal reflects “the close ties of blood, spirituality, solidarity and a deep conviction of the uniqueness of our destiny and our common future,” the Moroccan diplomat said on the occasion.
Emphasizing that this fraternal and concrete action is in the wake of the many and historic mobilizations of the Kingdom of Morocco towards Senegal and the African brother countries, noting in this regard that King Mohammed VI made food security, a strategic priority for Morocco and Africa, through ever stronger South-South cooperation.
On the other hand, the Senegalese minister wished to greet the King for his actions and initiatives of solidarity especially in this difficult situation, indicating that this gift is part of the fraternal relationship that exists between the Kingdom of Morocco and the Republic of Senegal.
This fraternal relationship is reflected in close cooperation between the Ministry of Agriculture, Rural Equipment and Food Sovereignty and the OCP, a world leader in fertilizers, Through conventions and technical activities related to soil and fertilizer fertility, he explained, adding that this donation comes in the wake of a challenging global context due to the high cost of fertilizers.
He stressed that this far-reaching gesture, which further strengthens the partnership between the Kingdom of Morocco and Senegal, helps to facilitate access to fertilizers for small producers, to reduce production costs in view of the high cost of fertilizers, In this regard, we welcome the exemplary technical and strategic partnership between its department and the OCP Group.