Africa Food Systems Forum 2023: Minister Mivedor Promotes Togo in Tanzania

Economic governance
Friday, 08 September 2023 17:41
Africa Food Systems Forum 2023: Minister Mivedor Promotes Togo in Tanzania

(Togo First) - The Togolese Minister for the Promotion of Investment, Rose Kayi Mivedor, is in Dar es Salam, Tanzania. She is attending Africa’s Food Systems Forum 2023 (AGRF) which started on Tuesday, September 5, and ends today, September 8. 

Mivedor, on Thursday, told the forum’s participants about business opportunities available in Togo. Among others, she said her country positions itself as West Africa’s natural gateway regarding the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA). 

According to the official, Togo is the obvious choice because of its main port, the Autonomous Port of Lomé, which is the only deep-water port in West Africa. She added that the port gave access to surrounding landlocked countries, Mali, Niger, and Burkina Faso. 

We play a pivotal role as a communication corridor between coastal countries, passing through Nigeria, Benin, Togo, Ghana and Côte d'Ivoire. Therefore, we position ourselves as a platform that facilitates the storage of goods for redistribution to other countries,” Mivedor declared. 

Regardless of its strategic position, the Minister stressed the importance of adopting a complementarity approach for all countries.  “I think one of the key elements lies in the ability of countries to identify their comparative advantages, concerning products on which they have good room for maneuver in terms of productivity. This enables each country to position itself well and for there to be complementarity."

An annual summit, the AGRF, Africa’s Food Systems Forum is the premier platform for advancing the agriculture and food systems agenda in Africa.

Esaïe Edoh

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