PAIEJ-SP: 520 new entrepreneurs enrolled for the 2020-2021 campaign

Agriculture
Wednesday, 11 March 2020 13:51
PAIEJ-SP: 520 new entrepreneurs enrolled for the 2020-2021 campaign

(Togo First) - The project supporting youth employment and insertion in profitable sectors (PAIEJ-SP) recently enrolled 520 young starting entrepreneurs. 

This project is led by the Togolese State and financially supported by the African Development Bank (AfDB), Orabank-Togo, and others. It aims to help develop the following agricultural value chains: organic soybeans, soybeans, maize flour. 

So far, PAIEJ has produced a few success stories, such as Yao Toyo’s Jonction de Croissance Agricole au Togo (JCAT) or Daniel Komlan’s Agrokom. It helped its beneficiaries boost their outputs and export more. 

For example, Agrokom which processed only 180 t of soybeans in 2016 now handles 6,000 t per year (production, processing, and distribution). Meanwhile, JCAT currently exports up to 10,920 t of organic soybeans. It has created 3,203 direct jobs and 6,931 temporary ones. 

To date, the PAIEJ-SP has enabled the professional insertion of more than 25,000 people. 

Séna Akoda

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