Oct 21, 2010
K+S KALI GmbH counts on partnerships for improving yields in Africa
On 1 May 2010, Olivier Goujard, a member of the K+S KALI France SAS team, was appointed to join the team of the International Potash Institute (IPI, Horgen in Switzerland) as the coordinator for Sub-Saharan Africa. He will replace Dr. Georg Ebert, and has made a commitment to increase fertiliser consultation in the 42 countries south of the Saharan belt.
The IPI closely cooperates with international and national research institutions, consultants or agricultural associations. In this region, which plays an important role in the discussion on world food shortages, the application of mineral fertilisers is still exceedingly low. For the IPI, Olivier Goujard will establish cooperative partnerships with research institutions in West and in East Africa. In Mozambique, the IPI is already involved in an international project for the improvement of maize-cultivation.
Olivier Goujard began his professional career as an agricultural engineer working for international companies, in the field of plant protection. At K+S KALI France, Goujard has since 2005 been responsible for agronomic consultation in France. This year, as a member of the international agronomists’ team of K+S KALI GmbH. he has also taken on processing questions relating to the African regions.