Togo: PIA’s soybean processing units to start operating

Economic governance
Tuesday, 13 September 2022 17:46
Togo: PIA’s soybean processing units to start operating

(Togo First) - The construction of soybean processing units at the Adétikopé Industrial Platform (PIA) is finished and the plants should soon be operational. This was tweeted by the PIA and the Mechanism for Incentive Agricultural Financing based on Risk Sharing (MIFA).

According to the PIA, over CFA165 billion was spent on the project, which will help process around 240,000 tons of fully local soybeans every year.

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The two factories, which are also equipped with refining units, will produce edible soybean oil, de-oiled cakes, lecithin, soybean pieces, roasted soybeans, and soybean flour.

The PIA says that "the production of soybean oil will replace the import of edible oils in the country," and expects more than 350 jobs for Togolese citizens.

It should be noted that the processing units were built as a result of a contract signing between the PIA and Togo Agro Resources SAU, an agri-food company involved in the refining of soybeans. According to the administrative authorities of the PIA, the facilities’ commissioning "will allow the country to position itself as an exporter of soybean oil in the sub-region.”

Written by:Esaïe Edoh

Translated from French by Schadrac Akinocho

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