A new cassava transformation plant inaugurated in Atakpamé

Friday, 21 May 2021 09:42
A new cassava transformation plant inaugurated in Atakpamé

(Togo First) - Yesterday, the cassava transformation factory of Nouvelle Société de Commercialisation des Produits Agroalimentaires (NSCPA), located in Kamina (5km east of Atakpamé and 161.5 km from Lomé), was inaugurated by Prime Minister Victoire Dogbé. Works to build the facility took less than a year. 

The first of its kind in Togo, the plant should generate over 3,700 direct jobs in the cassava sector. The industrial complex can produce, every year, 15,000 t of starch, thus about 50 t per day.

The project was supported by the Projet d’Appui à l’Employabilité et à l’Insertion des Jeunes dans les Secteurs porteurs (PAEIJ-SP), a program which has backed a little less than 1200 groups of farmers and trained 15 financial institutions on the financing of agricultural value chains, between 2016 and 2020. Besides PAIEJ-SP, the AfDB also backed the project with CFA1.3 billion. 

On the sidelines of the inauguration, young entrepreneurs in partnership with PAEIJ-SP in Atakpamé met with the PM. 

Daniel Agbenonwossi (intern)

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