Phosphates to turn Morocco into worlds major player for food security

first_imgTaroudant- With the growing food demand and the increase of the world population, Morocco will become one of the world’s major players in securing food security and fighting hunger across the planet.In a new series called “Elementary Business,” the BBC’s Justin Rowlatt said “Morocco has a stranglehold on the world’s phosphorous market.” “This is bigger than OPEC,” he said.Since phosphorous is used to make fertilizers which are essential component of modern farming, an increase in the price of phosphorous would lead to higher food prices. “And while phosphorous is everywhere, almost all the mineable phosphorous is in…Morocco,” the release saidA research  conducted by the Arizona State University considering phosphorus “a dwindling nutrient essential for food growth”Entitled “Secure Food and Water Supply Depend on Phosphorus”, the research linked food security with the availability of phosphorus which is an element found in phosphate.The largest deposits of phosphate are located in Morocco, with a production capacity estimated to 19 million tons per year.The Cherifien Office of Phosphates (Office Cherifian des Phosphates, OCP), which was founded in August 7, 1920 in Morocco and transformed into a joint-stock company (OCP) in 2008, is the world’s largest exporter of raw phosphate, phosphoric acid and phosphate fertilizers.© Morocco World News. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, rewritten or redistributedlast_img

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