IFAD finances agricultural productivity project focused on rice and cassava in Togo
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Published Oct 19, 2023
The Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock of Togo has launched a three-year project in partnership with AfricaRice and the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) to improve agricultural productivity in Togo and Nigeria. Backed by the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) with a $2 million package, the project aims to focus on the rice and cassava value chains in Togo and train 9,000 agents to boost agricultural production and fight malnutrition. The project began with a strategic review and aims to completely eradicate hunger in Togo by 2030.
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The project carried out in partnership with "AfricaRice and the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA)", runs for three years and aims to improve agricultural productivity in Togo, and Nigeria. The project is backed by the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) with a $2 million package. In Togo, it focuses on the rice and cassava value chains and covers four out of the country’s five regions: Savanes, Kara, Plateaux, and Maritime. Ultimately, the project will train 9,000 agents across the two value chains concerned–4,500 per value chain. This will boost agricultural production, strengthen agricultural capacities, and boost productivity, thus helping fight malnutrition and ensure food security throughout the country. The project ...