Togo: Authorities want to engage local farmers in World Bank’s school canteen project

Agriculture
Thursday, 16 May 2019 13:44
Togo: Authorities want to engage local farmers in World Bank’s school canteen project

(Togo First) - Togo’s government is exploring ways to combine the World Bank’s school canteens project with local production by engaging small farmers.

The ministry of agriculture recently discussed the matter with a delegation from the World Food Program (WFP) led by its regional director, West and Central Africa, Christophe Niokoi.

In detail, Togolese authorities want to ensure the sustainability of school canteens by supplying them with food products from, better organized and structured, local producers. This would improve upon the quality of food eaten by the kids.

The present project falls in line with Togo’s national development plan (PND) integrating the agriculture financing incentive mechanism (MIFA).

In 2018, nearly XOF1.3 billion was secured for the school canteen project in Togo. With more than seven million meals served, it fed 91,394 pupils in nursery and primary schools, according to the national agency for support to grassroot development (ANADEB).  

Ayi Renaud Dossavi

 
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