Soybeans sector employs nearly 300,000 people in Togo

Agriculture
Monday, 26 August 2019 17:05
Soybeans sector employs nearly 300,000 people in Togo

(Togo First) - In Togo, the soybeans sector employed nearly 300,000 people, directly and indirectly, in 2018 according to the Office of Agricultural Statistics, Information and Documentation (DSID).

With about 67,000 ha dedicated to this crop, about 38% of land is used to cultivate leguminous crops in Togo. Soybeans is the third most cultivated leguminous crop in the country and it benefits 193,462 households.

At the moment, the sector produces 3 tons per ha, one of the best yield across the region. Most of the output is exported.

In 2016, Togo produced 31,192 tons of soybeans, generating an income of XOF6.8 billion.

Let’s highlight that the crop is cultivated organically, as demand for organic products remains strong.

Global demand for soybeans, it should also be indicated, was estimated at 240 million tons in 2018.

Ayi Renaud Dossavi

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