Togo produced more corn last year than in 2020

Tuesday, 06 September 2022 18:56
Togo produced more corn last year than in 2020

(Togo First) - Togo produced 929,000 metric tons of corn in 2021. The Central Bank of West African States (BCEAO)  disclosed the estimate in its 2021 annual report. 

According to the apex bank, last year’s output exceeds 2020’s by 4.5%. That year, the report notes, the country’s corn output stood at 885,000 Mt, against 912,000  Mt in 2019. In 2020, let’s recall, Togo had just been hit by the pandemic. 

Corn is the main food crop in Togo. In 2021, it represented 66% of the 1.4 million tons of cereal production (maize, rice, sorghum, and millet).

The crop is grown on more than 700,000 hectares, according to the most recent data; that is 40% of the area devoted to food crops. In 2019, corn was grown by about 1,500,000 producers all over the country, according to the Directorate of Agricultural Statistics, Information Technology, and Documentation (DSID).

Written by: Ayi Renaud Dossavi

Translated from French by Schadrac Akinocho

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