Togo: Tuber output jumps 7.5% in 2022-2023

Tuesday, 02 April 2024 04:30
Togo: Tuber output jumps 7.5% in 2022-2023

(Togo First) - Togo produced 2,406,614 tons of tubers in 2023, up from 2,238,529 tons in 2022. The output thus rose by 7.5% year-on-year according to the data from the Ministry of Agriculture. 

In detail, over half of last year’s tuber output (1,433,955 tons) came from the Plateaux and Centrale regions. The two regions produced 720,228 tons and 705,735 tons, respectively. The remainder of the production came from the other three regions: Maritime (481,664 tons), Kara (462,885 tons), and Savanes (28,111 tons).

The recent increase is a continuation of the dynamic that started in 2017. Indeed, from that year to 2021, Togo’s tuber output soared by 12%, from around 1,950,000 tons to 2,193,462 tons.

The sector has been thriving and the government intends to keep it that way. Last year, Lomé validated a plan covering the 2024-2028 period to boost the industry. The plan, named Investment Action Plan for the Root and Tuber Crop Sector (PRT), was drawn by the Ministry of Agriculture and the Interprofessional Council of the Root and Tuber Crop Sector (CIFPRT). The government plans to invest CFA2.34 billion in this strategy.

Esaïe Edoh

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