A five-year strategic action plan to boost the pineapple sector in Togo

Monday, 01 February 2021 11:47
A five-year strategic action plan to boost the pineapple sector in Togo

(Togo First) - On Jan 26-27, major actors of the Togolese pineapple sector gathered to discuss the elaboration of a five-year strategic action plan to revitalize the industry and foster synergy among its various players. 

The document is a new step towards integrated structuring of the sector which has, since 2019, many corporatist organizations. According to Kpindelesi Zangaba, chairman of the Interprofessional Council for Pineapple (CIFAN), the organ behind the meeting, the 5-year action plan regroups all actions we will carry out in coordination with the various components that make the pineapple inter-profession.”

It should be noted that between 2017 and 2019, Togo’s pineapple sector grew by more than 11%, due to exports of the fruits and derived organic juice. However, it suffered greatly from restrictions induced by the Covid-19 pandemic. Deploring the situation, the president of the Togolese federation of pineapple producers, Kossi Adjogble, said: We are currently weakened and suffer big losses. Our fruits rot in our fields and there is nothing we can do. This is why it is important to meet and think, together, to elaborate a strategic plan. This plan will help anticipate such situations.

The recent meeting was supported by the German Cooperation Agency, Giz, and the ministry of agriculture through its project to boost the pineapple sector (PROCAT). 

Klétus Situ(intern)

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