Djiwa Oyetounde, FAO-Togo Program Officer

These include support for strengthening the resilience of households affected by floods in the Savannah Region of the country; support for the implementation of instruments for the National Agricultural Investment Food and Nutrition Security Program (PNIASAN), support for the development of the National Program for Sustainable Management of Non-Wood Forest Products (PFNL) and the implementation of priority actions in Togo.

In 2018, for example, the representation of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in Togo implemented eight (8) technical cooperation projects in the framework of the implementation of the Country Programming Framework of Togo (CPF Togo) signed between FAO and the Government.

The areas concerned are animal epidemiology, soil analysis, valuation and modernization of non-wood forest products, the strategic environment and natural resources investment framework, maize fall armyworm, prevention and control of H5H1 and HPAI in West and Central Africa, strengthening of the Quinoa food system in West Africa then food and non-food donation as well as market gardening area with total control of water.

All have received technical and financial assistance or capacity building for nearly $1,000,000 approximately 570,000,000 CFA.

"For soil digital mapping and the establishment of a national soil information system in Togo, we equipped the Soil Laboratory of ITRA with soil and chemical other reagents to facilitate soil analyzes," Djiwa Oyetounde, FAO-Togo Program Officer told agridigitale.

As far as Non-Wood Forest Products (PFNL) are concerned, five studies of the honey, moringa, shea, nere and medicinal plants sectors were carried out in the five regions of the country accompanied by capacity building of 60 PFNL actors in production techniques, processing and marketing.

"In the field of emergency assistance for the prevention and control of H5H1 and HPAI in West and Central Africa, more than 500 poultry farmers and traders from seven prefectures in the Maritime Region have been trained and sensitized on biosecurity methods," he added.

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