Food security has been a salient feature of Morocco’s cooperation in Africa as evidenced with the agreements signed by the Kingdom and several African countries notably in the fields of Agriculture and fertilizer production. This endeavor to boost food security on the continent has been materialized notably by Morocco’s state-owned phosphates company (OCP), which sealed agreements to build large-scale fertilizer production factories in two of Africa’s most populated countries: Nigeria and Ethiopia.
Recently in Rabat additional agreements were signed by Morocco and Nigeria during a ceremony attended by King Mohammed VI and Nigeria’s foreign minister Geoffrey Onyeama. Under the agreements, Morocco will offer know-how and expertise in the field of fertilizer production, storage and transport to help Nigeria achieve its food security goals.
Recognizing the urgent need to improve agricultural production in the continent, King Mohammed VI underscored agriculture along with training, energy and security as being all priority cooperation areas that several African countries are looking forward to develop.
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