What are Togo’s ambitions for the poultry sector?

Wednesday, 14 October 2020 14:11
What are Togo’s ambitions for the poultry sector?

(Togo First) - Togo’s annual poultry output should triple to 60,000 t by the end of 2023 and that of eggs should reach 250 million units, against around 188 million now. The positive projections mark the continuation of a trend observed since 2010. Indeed, from 2010 to 2019, the country’s poultry output soared from over 8 million heads to more than 26 million heads. 

The figures were reported by the former minister of agriculture and fisheries (MAPAH), Noël Koutera Bataka, in response to a mail sent by deputy Gerry Komandega Taama about the recent import ban on frozen poultry. 

In the 2018-2022 national development plan, Bataka said, the poultry sector is identified as a strategic sector to promote the industries of meat processing and create massive jobs in the country. According to projections, the poultry sector could generate up to 150,000 jobs by 2025. So, the government is undertaking various initiatives to structure and support actors of this sector to achieve the set targets. 

Some of such initiatives include the creation of husbandry training institutes and the MIFA to improve banks’ financing to poultry.

Also, clusters are being established and nearly 50 businesses specialized in producing poultry food are emerging. 

Séna Akoda

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