WAAP helps boost corn and rice yields in Togo

Agriculture
Wednesday, 30 September 2020 16:07
WAAP helps boost corn and rice yields in Togo

(Togo First) - In Togo, the West Africa Agricultural Productivity Program (WAAP-Togo) has helped improve corn and rice yields through its component focused on developing a sustainable seed production system. 

In its final phase, the project enabled an improvement of 39% and 9% of its beneficiaries’ maize and rice yields respectively.

To achieve this, between 2011 and 2019, 650 field schools were created to facilitate the learning of new agricultural technologies. 

In 2013-2019, WAAP impacted nearly 423,000 farmers/processors supplying them with over 3,521 tons of certified seeds (maize, rice, soy, hybrid rice, fonio, etc.). This has helped boost the production of these seeds from 1,260 t/y in 2012, to 2,400 t/y in 2019. 

Besides, the seed production system has enabled Togo to meet regional standards regarding seed quality. 

Séna Akoda

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