Enhanced Integrated Framework reviews actions in Togo

Economic governance
Friday, 01 December 2023 16:10
Enhanced Integrated Framework reviews actions in Togo

(Togo First) - Togo hosted the 37th session of the Enhanced Integrated Framework (EIF) Council this week.  The meeting focused on the program’s implementation in participating countries.

The EIF was created in 1996 to help least-developed countries implement trade-related projects. Among others, it finances high-potential commodity chains such as soy, shea, and cashew nuts.  Togo joined the Framework in May 2008. 

According to the CIR, since joining it, the West African member has progressed on various fronts. For example, its production of soy, shea, and cashew has grown substantially over the period.

“Production has risen substantially, from 25,000 tonnes in 2015 to 300,000 tonnes in 2022, an increase of over 1000%,” said Abé Talim, who heads the EIF’s focal point in Togo.

The Togolese minister of grassroots development, Myriam Dossou-d'Almeida, attended the meeting in Lomé. On the occasion, she stressed the country’s need for support, to ensure “the consolidation and sustainability of the program’s achievements”. “The training and approval of other Category 2 projects on the competitiveness of Togolese products, notably sesame, tomato, and cassava, are essential for the future.”

Ahead of the session, Togolese Prime Minister, Victoire Tomegah-Dogbe, received on Nov. 28 an EIF delegation to take stock of the Framework’s actions in Togo.

Ayi Renaud Dossavi

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