Backed by PAIEJ-SP, a cassava processing plant is being set up in Atakpamé

Tuesday, 10 November 2020 15:00
Backed by PAIEJ-SP, a cassava processing plant is being set up in Atakpamé

(Togo First) - In line with its ambition to optimize the cassava value chain, the Nouvelle Société de Commercialisation des Produits Agroalimentaires (NSCPA) is setting up in Atakpamé (161.5 km from Lomé) a cassava processing plant. 

For this project, the NSCPA was backed by the Projet d’Appui à l’Employabilité et à l’Insertion des Jeunes dans les Secteurs Porteurs (PAEIJ-SP or Program Supporting Youth Employment and Insertion in Promising Sectors). According to PAIEJ-SP, equipment at the new plant is already being assembled. 

Yearly, the plant should process 15,000 t of cassava or about 50 t per day. 

According to the AfDB, which is its main financial sponsor, “a year into starting operations, the PAEIJ-SP facilitated the creation of 25,635 direct jobs, 27% of which were secured by women. The project backed 1,793 agricultural associations and trained 15 financial institutions on the financing of agricultural value chains. It also improved access to financing for 16 SMEs, trained 31 executives on managing data systems related to the job market, and created a single ID system to keep track of youth integrated to its entrepreneurship support program.” 

Séna Akoda

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