ZAAP: “We must produce what we consume” (President Gnassingbé)

Tuesday, 21 May 2024 17:00
ZAAP: “We must produce what we consume” (President Gnassingbé)

(Togo First) - Last week, President Faure Gnassingbé visited three Planned Agricultural Development Zones (ZAAP) in Haho, Moyen-mono, and Amou prefectures. These are the ZAAPs of Somone Copé, Gamé, and Ogbatanawlou.

During the visit, Gnassingbé held a Grand Oral, gathering feedback from ZAAP operators on issues they face. He also took stock of their recommendations to improve agricultural activities. The leader on the occasion reiterated his commitment to supporting farmers, aiming for food self-sufficiency through the ZAAP.

"We must produce what we consume, ensure decent living conditions, and improve the livelihoods of producers," Faure Gnassingbé declared. He then encouraged producers to “build on technical support and mentoring services for long-term empowerment and sustainability”.

The ZAAP of Somone Copé spans 100 hectares and focuses on corn and soybean farming. Sixty (60) farmers, including 32 women, work at the zone. The Gamé and Ogbatanawlou ZAAPs focus both on corn farming. They span 64 and 100 hectares respectively, with 55 and 74 farmers, including 35 and 27 women. 

This visit follows the inspection of two ZAAPs in Yoto prefecture in March. It falls under ongoing talks between President Gnassingbé and local agricultural producers.

Esaïe Edoh

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