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.
Agricultural Typology of Togo:
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Published as: Alpha Todjé, Bonfoh Bédibètè, Kpemoua Kossi, Koussa Dissirama, Zoupoya Kokou (2018) Impact of Climate Change on Rice Farmer Income in Togo. FARA Research Results Vol2(7)
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Published as: Alpha Todje, Bonfoh Bedibete, Kpemoua Kossi, Koussa Dissirama, Zoupoya Kokou (2018) Analysis of the Dynamics and Obstacles to the Adoption of Technological Innovations: the Case of Rice Farming in Togo. FARA Research Results Vol2(5)
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