OCP Africa through its Africa Transformation Office with Microsoft has Confirmed Partnership with the Objective of Certainly Impacting Smallholder Growers and Agristakeholders across the Continent by 2025
By Abdul Rahman Bangura-
NEW AFRICA BUSINESS NEWS (NABN) Freetown, Sierra Leone- OCP Africa gives fertilizer solutions set to local circumstances as well as the desires of soils and crops throughout the mainland. They will work together with Microsoft to bolster and measure its digital husbandry platform. This strategy enhances planter productivity while enabling them to adequately manage their careers.
“In this time of increasing food insecurity, enhancing the resilience and livelihoods for smallholder farmers is needed to drive increased agriculture productivity, including reducing losses in the food production chain. With the increasing impacts of more frequent extreme weather events, adaptation and resilience are of crucial importance to the food system’s transformation,” announced Wael Elkabbany, General Manager for Microsoft Africa Regional Cluster.
The announcement was made in Doha, Qatar at the 5th United Nations Conference on the Least Developed Countries. The alliance will facilitate smallholder agriculturalists to increase entry to skilling and information through Agri-digital services, leveraging OCP Africa programs such as the Farmer Hub notion to help millions of farmers. OCP Africa will similarly team with Microsoft to seek the usage of big data, machine learning, and Artificial Intelligence (AI) to build their data and AI platform to improve operational efficiency and better serve ecosystem stakeholders.
The CEO of OCP Africa Dr. Mohamed Anouar Jamali stated: “African agriculture is at a transformational moment in its history – and a time of incredible possibility and promise for farmers and industry alike. Digitizing agricultural practices in Africa allows smallholder farmers to optimize their decision-making, which in turn helps optimize production. The partnership between OCP Africa and Microsoft will allow us to increase the services provided and scale-up our digital platform, expand our reach, and make an even bigger impact on food security across the continent.”
Affiliation with African AgriTech startups, farming firms, and partners to boost access to technology, skills, and agricultural knowledge is anticipated to optimize the industry and generate new revenue streams that will ensure global food security. The adoption and integration of technologies such as the Cloud, AI, Agri Data Platforms, and Azure App modernization into the agricultural field are also required to provide transformation in the form of accuracy agribusiness.
For New Africa Business News (NABN) Abdul Rahman Bangura Reports, Africa Correspondent