Corteva Agriscience chooses Casablanca as hub for North-West & West Central Africa

Corteva Agriscience, Agriculture Division of DowDuPont, launched its official North-West & West Central Africa (NWAF & WCAF) regional headquarters in Casablanca, Morocco. The Casablanca office will act as Corteva Agriscience’s business centre for customers, partners and consumers in its main markets of Algeria, Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Mali, Morocco, Nigeria, Niger, Tunisia, Togo and Senegal, bringing farmers the right mix of seeds, crop protection and digital solutions to maximize their yields and improve their profitability in these markets.

This development brings the number of Corteva Agriscience offices across the African continent to four, with other offices operational in Cairo, Johannesburg, Nairobi and now Casablanca.

“Moroccan agriculture has made great progress in terms of modernisation and diversification and it made it a strategically sound location for Corteva Agriscience to establish its regional headquarters. This is a natural recognition of Morocco’s role as the agricultural hub for the North-West & West Central Africa (NWAF & WCAF) region,” says Prabdeep Bajwa, President, Corteva Agriscience, Africa and Middle East.

The NWAF & WCAF commercial area currently serves cocoa, cotton, rice and corn, banana, vegetables, tea and cereal markets.

The commercial area will be managed by industry veteran, Alain Pescay, who brings a wealth of experience and supported by local talent and experts who are knowledgeable about the region’s food security needs and farmer demands.

“The opening of the Casablanca office is an exciting opportunity to develop and strengthen our partnership with farmers, the authorities, public and private actors in the agricultural sector, in Morocco and the other countries in NWAF & WCAF markets,” said Alain Pescay, Commercial Director of Corteva Agriscience, North West, West and Central Africa commercial area. “We look forward to working with all stakeholders in the food system to provide a safe supply of healthy food,” said Pescay.

The Casablanca office will be supported by the headquarters for Africa and the Middle East located in Pretoria, South Africa. “With more than 60 countries, Africa and the Middle East is diverse and complex and our regional structure is geared towards being closer to farmers and helps us serve them in the way they want to be served, allowing us to build strong relationships with them and channel partners on the ground,” concluded Bajwa.

The business has been active in Africa for over 60 years and supports a broad range of crops, a wide range of farm sizes in various stages of technology adoption and a range of economic and market conditions.

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