Soybean: Togo Eyes 30,000 t annual output by 2028

Tuesday, 20 June 2023 12:51
Soybean: Togo Eyes 30,000 t annual output by 2028

(Togo First) - Togo seeks to ramp up its soybean output to 500,000 t per year by 2028. The target is set in a five-year strategic plan recently validated in Lomé. 

By boosting its production, the country hopes to consolidate its position as the leading exporter of organic soybeans to Europe. The new plan emphasizes key areas such as developing local processing, enhancing the export of organic soybeans, and strengthening human resources.

"We must reach an annual production of 500,000 tons by 2028. This will allow us to ensure a maximum stock for local processing and export the rest," declared Komlan Kadzakade, president of the soybean sector's professional committee.

Focusing on local processing and generating added value should allow Togo to leverage its competitive edge in organic soybean production. This, in turn, should increase farmers' and stakeholders’ revenues, as well as make Togo more competitive in international markets.

Nearly 30,000 farmers, 200 sellers and exporters, and around 100 firms operate in Togo’s soybean industry. The country has been actively working to advance local processing, notably by setting up processing centers at the Adetikopé Industrial Platform.

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