Togo looks to adopt a master plan for irrigated agriculture

Wednesday, 27 July 2022 11:27
Togo looks to adopt a master plan for irrigated agriculture

(Togo First) - Yesterday ended a two-day workshop to validate a master plan for irrigated agriculture in Togo, in a context where only a few farmers in the country use irrigation, according to experts.

“In Togo, only 1% of agriculture is irrigated, the average in the world is 20%,” says Hugo Van Tilborg, head of the European Union's cooperation in Togo.

To draw the master plan, Togo has the financial and technical support of the EU, through a water survey project. 

“To develop agriculture, you need a plan, you must know where the water is, how to use it. It is very important to have a plan that clearly states where the water resources are. And that is why the European Union has decided to finance this plan,” added Van Tilborg. 

Togo, like many other countries, is looking for ways to protect itself against climate change’s negative impacts, such as the impact on agricultural output. The master plan aligns with this goal.

“To improve agricultural output and productivity, in line with the P12 project, this plan will allow the Ministry of Agriculture, especially farmers, to carry out their activities in all seasons,” said Konlani Dindiogue, Director of Cabinet at the Ministry of Agriculture.

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