KEY MESSAGES

- Description: Project to transfer best practices in terms of reasonable use of inputs by farmers, the caravan deploys geographically and thematically (cereals, leguminous plants, arboriculture) by offering training, long-term support and access to innovations, the OCP Caravan is a proximity tool for the benefit of all farmers
- Specificity: Training goes to farmers in need
- Impact: Productivity increase of 15 to 25% depending on the crops

 

FUNCTIONING

THE OCP CARAVAN: TRAINING PROGRAM TO REASONABLE INPUT USE:
Training
> Training in limited groups to good agricultural practices
> Workshops for the farmers
> Didactic videos by topic

Support
> Taking in charge of plots until the harvest
> Distribution of fertilizers during the campaigns (+100 tons cumulated)

Innovation
Mobile laboratory for soil know ledge (sample collection)

 

SCOPE

MOROCCO / MALI / SENEGAL / GUINEA
+50 000 producers reached

 

BUDGET

~ DH 30 M
of which $ 750 k of bonus for farmers
and $ 750 k in social projects

 

IMPACTS

Agricultural productivity
+15% to +25% of productivity depending on the crops

Climate change
Soil protection
Reasonable use of inputs
Input/soil/crop correspondence

Sustainable dev. goals
Increase of small farmers' income
Protection of the environments

 

NEXT STEPS

Extension of the initiative to other African countries – Mali, Guinea, Senegal
Ambition of reaching +100.000 farmers in six African countries in three years