Togo

Togo is located in West Africa and has a total population of about 7.6 million people (2016 estimates). It has varied climatic conditions; tropical in the south and semi-arid in the North. The agricultural sector employs 75% of the population and contributes 41% of the GDP. About 46% of the land area is cultivated. The food crops (primarily cassava, yams, maize and millet) are mainly consumed domestically. Export products include cotton, cacao, coffee and palm oil. Other important supply chains include peanuts, cashews and soybeans. In Togo, under and overnutrition coexist; 10% of the population is unable to meet minimum dietary energy requirements, and close to 30% acquires food in excess of their needs. Dietary diversity also represents a challenge, as the national diet relies heavily on starchy staples, and poor segments of the population are at risk of not obtaining enough protein.

Read the full country dossier here, and read the country innovation study on the status of agricultural innovations, innovation platforms and innovation investments in Togo here.

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Publications

Innovation for Sustainable Agricultural Growth – 12 Country Dossiers

Change in crop management strategies could double the maize yield in Africa

The ReSAKSS Country eAtlases

2017

The ReSAKSS Country eAtlases is a GIS-based mapping tool designed to help policy analysts and policymakers access and use high quality and highly disaggregated data on agricultural, socio-economic, and bio-physical indicators to guide agricultural policy and investment decisions.

Country Innovation Studies

2016 | Prepared by the PARI national partners and FARA

The Innovation Studies for the 12 African PARI countries provide an overview of the status of agricultural innovations, innovation platforms and innovation investment in the respective country. Read more Country Innovation Studies

On the use of agricultural system models for exploring technological innovations across scales in Africa: A critical review

2016 | R.P. Rötter | F.L. Sehomi | J.G. Höhn | J.K. Niemi | M. van den Berg

Published as: ZEF – Discussion Papers on Development Policy No. 23, Center for Development Research, Bonn.

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PARI Policy Brief No. 1: Strategic Directions for Development Collaboration for Food Security and Agricultural Growth in Sub-Saharan Africa

Tapping Potentials of Innovation for Food Security and Sustainable Agricultural Growth – an Africa-wide Perspective

2015 | C. Husmann | J. von Braun | O. Badiane | Y. Akinbamijo | O.A. Fatunbi | D. Virchow

A study for the special initiative  “One World, No Hunger” of the Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ).

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Report on Potentials and Cooperation Opportunities in African Countries

2015 | J. von Braun et al.

Summary of a report on potentials and possibilities for German collaboration in agriculture in the 12 PARI countries.

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Potentials and Possibilities for German Collaboration in Agriculture – 12 Country Dossiers

Regional trade and volatility in staple food markets in Africa