Togo is the second-largest African exporter of organic foods to the European Union

Agriculture
Monday, 08 June 2020 14:56
Togo is the second-largest African exporter of organic foods to the European Union

(Togo First) - Between 2018 and 2019, Togo doubled its exports of organic foods to the European Union. From 22,000 tons, the latter rose by 102% over the period to reach almost 45,000 tons. 

This makes the country the second-largest exporter of these products to the EU in Africa (Egypt is first). Worldwide, it is the 14th (against 31st in 2018). 

In the ECOWAS region, Togo is first ahead of Côte d’Ivoire (23,503 t), Ghana (20,318 t), Burkina Faso (13,312 t), Senegal (4,765 t), Benin (2,081 t), Niger (640 t), and Nigeria (289 t). 

It should be noted that overall, EU’s imports of organic food products were somehow stable between 2018 and 2019 (3.24 million tons). However, the demand for tropical fruits and soybeans rose; a situation that benefited Togo. 

In Togo, more than 36,000 farmers practice organic farming. This is about 4.83% of African producers in the sector. 

Ayi Renaud Dossavi

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