Togo: WFP’s actions in 2021-2020 will focus on three axes

Thursday, 02 September 2021 15:51
Togo: WFP’s actions in 2021-2020 will focus on three axes

(Togo First) - The World Food Program (WFP) will focus its activities in Togo around three axes over the 2021-2022 period. This was disclosed by the entity’s resident representative and country director, Aboubacar Koisha, during a meeting with Prime Minister Victoire Tomégah-Dogbé.

The first axis is social protection and social nets. It will cover 170,000 people struggling due to the ongoing health crisis and climate shocks. “Through this axis, we will support 20,000 people, with the food team, and 15,000 with cash transfers,” Koisha said.

The next axis aims to support and make more resilient the sustainable food system while boosting producers’ capacities across the whole value chain.

The third and last axis covers the logistics sector. “Through this axis,”  WFP’s representative indicated, “we have a logistics operation via which we’ll import food using the high-capacity ships that come to the autonomous port of Lomé and this food will be sent to landlocked countries as well as some coastal nations like Liberia, Sierra Leone, Gambia, Nigeria, and Benin.”

Between July and December 2020, the WFP distributed around 2,000 tons of food in Togo’s five economic regions. The support, which was part of the UN’s response to the Covid-19 pandemic, benefited 242,500 people. 

Esaïe Edoh

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