Togo: Government to carry out land census in order to valorize local arable lands

Agriculture
Friday, 12 April 2019 14:59
Togo: Government to carry out land census in order to valorize local arable lands

(Togo First) - The government plans to soon launch a campaign to identify all agricultural lands in Togo. This was disclosed yesterday, on the first day of the 11th National Farmer Forum in Kara, by Noël Bataka, minister of agriculture.

The move aligns with a decree passed last Feb. 27th, forcing all rural land owners to valorize their property or have it transferred to any person interested in doing so and submitting a request to this end. Of course, the land will be exploited under specific lease terms.

Bataka indicated that leases will be signed between land owners and agricultural entrepreneurs, under the State’s supervision. These will guarantee revenues for the country.

The authorities, in the long run, wish to harness the lands’ agricultural potential as only 45% (1.53 million ha) of Togo’s total arable lands (3.4mln ha) are valorized now.

Séna Akoda

 
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