WAAPP Togo: More than 600,000 beneficiaries reached, a completion rate of 95%

Tuesday, 22 September 2020 14:24
WAAPP Togo: More than 600,000 beneficiaries reached, a completion rate of 95%

(Togo First) - The West African Agricultural Productivity Program (WAAPP) reached a completion level of 95% at the end of 2019, with 112 out of 118 activities completed. 

Effective for almost 10 years, it has benefited over 600,000 people (40% of them women), thus 23% more than the 500,000 beneficiaries initially targeted. It has generated 14 improved technologies enabling a sustainable crop and animal production (an intensive rice-growing system, steamers, multi-fuel ovens, harvesting bags, multi-purpose ginners, etc.). 

More than 101,000 beneficiaries adopted the technologies which are known now by most (87%) farmers. They are practiced on about 365,000 ha in Togo.

Besides providing technical and technological support, WAAPP also helped improve biological transformation outputs in the country. For example, since the program was launched, it has provided more than 1,600 high-performance sheep and goat broodstock to the Centre de Recherche de la Savane Humide (CRASH) which is steered by ITRA. This is to increase productivity, increase the herds of livestock farmers, and improve their income. 

The WAAPP is a government-led project supported by the World Bank. Launched in 2011, the same year as the PNIASA, the initiative is implemented in 13 countries (Benin, Burkina Faso, Ivory Coast, The Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Liberia, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, and Togo).

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