PURS: Togo Backs Keran’s Farmers with CFA613 Billion

Tuesday, 29 August 2023 17:54
PURS: Togo Backs Keran’s Farmers with CFA613 Billion

(Togo First) - With the help of its partners, the government of Togo recently supported farmers in the Keran prefecture (Savanes region) with CFA613 million, as part of the Emergency Program to Strengthen the Resilience of Vulnerable Populations in the Savanes Region (PURS in French). Nearly 40,000 farmers received agricultural kits last weekend in Dapaong.

These kits, consisting mainly of certified market garden seeds, market garden tools, fertilizers (NPK 15 15 15 and Urea 46% N), and bio-pesticides, were handed over by the Ministry of Agriculture.

The equipment, according to the PURS coordinator, Gal Dadja Maganawe, will help boost incomes of beneficiaries amidst a looming terrorist threat and the adverse effects of climate change. It will mainly help to improve the productivity and production of the targeted farms.

This support for agricultural producers is part of component 2 of the PURS, and is financed by the World Bank through the West African Food Systems Resilience Program (FSRP).

Launched in early 2022, the Emergency Program for the Savanes Region aims to improve living conditions for the region's population and strengthen their resilience in terms of access to drinking water and electricity. The project also includes the construction of health and education infrastructures, as well as rural tracks.

Esaïe Edoh 

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