Togolese authorities are working on developing a whole value chain of cotton by-products
Published Feb 18, 2022
(Togo First) - Togo is exploring ways to develop a whole value chain of cotton by-products. The country, which mainly grows the crop for export is carrying out a feasibility study for this project and key players have been working on its validation since February 15, 2022, in Lomé. The stakeholders concerned include the Nouvelle Société Cotonnière du Togo (NSCT)), the FAO, the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), officials and members of professional organizations and local cotton farmers, but also regional directors of the ministries of trade , industry, and local consumption. “The Togolese government is doing everything possible to diversify and professionalize the agricultural sector, particularly the cotton sector, to meet the ambitions of processing industries as more of them are settling in our country, encouraged by continuous improvements in the business climate,” said Talime Abe, secretary-general of the ministry of agriculture, at the opening of ...