Moroccan Giant OCP Invests In Artificial Intelligence
Moroccan Giant OCP (Office Cherifien de Phosphates) is setting goals to position itself as the leader of Africa’s agricultural revolution. Investments in advanced agricultural methods include a project in artificial intelligence (AI) and the “Big Data” to upgrade production efficiency. OCP says, “the aim of the project is for satellite imagery, weather forecast, and historical data to predict and respond to the fluctuations and demands of the continent’s agriculture industry.”
Moroccan Giant OCP positions itself as the leader of Africa’s agricultural revolution and artificial intelligence.
Other plans for OCP includes launching an e-market platform to help African farmers understand global agricultural trends by informing them of the price of supplies and weather forecasts.
OCP also plays a role in financing agricultural linked education. They train farmers to understand the most compatible soil for their environmental conditions, provide scholarships for it’s new school, Mohammed VI Polytechnic University in Ben Guerir (between Marrakech and Casablanca); and organize Africa wide start-up competitions.
In 2016, OCP launched it’s Africa label in Nigeria, Kenya, Cote d’Ivoire, Senegal, Tanzania, and Ethiopia. Recently, Morocco and Ethiopia entered into a $50 million joint project to raise its role in African affairs by improving food security and sustainable development in Africa.