Togo: 2020-2021 transhumance to begin this week

Wednesday, 27 January 2021 12:46
Togo: 2020-2021 transhumance to begin this week

(Togo First) - This year, the transhumance campaign in Togo will start on January 31, and run till May 31, 2021.

This was disclosed by the ministry of livestock, in a press release. The ministry urged the various actors operating in the sector (“presidents of the prefectural transhumance committees, prefectural transhumance officials, farmers, NGOs and all partners”) to do what is necessary for the campaign to be as smooth as possible. 

To prevent frictions between nomadic pastoralists and sedentary farmers, the country is working to establish transhumance corridors so that the related movements (across all West African countries) of livestock - about 30,000 cattle heads last year -  is smooth.

To this end, movements are governed by a set of rules of conduct contained in the Operational Plan for Transhumance Management (POGT 2021). 

As a reminder, husbandry represents more than 16% of Togo’s agricultural GDP and 6.7% of its national GDP.

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