Togo gets about $9 million from GEF to make coastal communities more resilient to climate change

Agriculture
Thursday, 26 September 2019 17:12
Togo gets about $9 million from GEF to make coastal communities more resilient to climate change

(Togo First) - Togolese authorities are elaborating a project to make coastal communities more resilient to climate change. Financing for the project, $8.9 million, comes from the Global Environment Facility (GEF). It will be executed by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). 

On September 25, 2019, some climate change experts and representatives of the coastal communities met to agree on technical and institutional aspects of the project. 

Besides making coastal communities more resilient to climate change, erosion and land degradation (by improving upon productivity and sustainability of agriculture, forestry, and fishery), the project should also help boost means of subsistence in these communities. Commenting on the initiative, the programme's chief at FAO-Togo, Djiwa Oyétoundé, declared: "Under the project, we'll work with communities to help them integrate global warming challenges in their planning and budgeting." 

Moreover, the initiative will lean on the decentralization process that is currently going on in the country. 

Ayi Renaud Dossavi

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