TORONTO, May 24, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Organic Potash Corporation (CSE:OPC) (or the “Corporation”) wishes to announce that OPC directors attended and spoke at the International Cocoa Organization Conference (“ICCO”) in Abidjan, Ivory Coast on the 24th of April, 2017. 

At the Conference, Karl Akueson, President of NCV, OPC’s joint venture partner in the Ivory Coast confirmed to the ICCO, that NCV has successfully designed the supply of ash with and around Women’s Associations throughout the cocoa producing areas in South West Ivory Coast. NCV will now move forward to complete all necessary financing to start construction of the plant as soon as possible. This empowerment of Ivorian women and economic benefit to the farm families is one of the many beneficial effects that OPC will have on West African society.

Mrs. Heather Welner, President & CEO stated: The ICCO is a global organization, composed of both cocoa producing and consuming countries and is now resident in Abidjan. We are very pleased with having received the recognition of the ICCO and the opportunity to meet face to face with governments, cocoa farmers and manufacturers. As a result of the presentation, serious interest has been evidenced in our process by other countries in West Africa.

About Organic Potash Corporation
Using proprietary patented technology, OPC produces 99%+ pure potassium carbonate (potash) from the ash of cocoa husks. The purity of the company’s potassium carbonate will enhance sales to multiple industries including Agricultural and Pharmaceutical. OPC is headquartered in Toronto, Ontario and its shares trade on the Canadian Securities Exchange under the trading symbol “OPC”. For further information, please visit the company website at www.organicpotash.com.

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For further information please contact:
Mrs. Heather Welner                                                                          
President and CEO                                                                               
Organic Potash Corporation                                                              
Tel: (905) 452-8060                                                                            
E-mail: heather.welner@organicpotash.com                                 
Web: www.organicpotash.com