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Togo: PROMECO to promote agricultural production and boost local economy

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A new project has been launched Last week in Tabligbo, Yoto prefecture (Southern region of Togo). The name of the project is PROMECO; this project is poised to boost local economy by supporting agricultural and agropastoral activities.

PROMECO benefits from a FCFA100 million financing (spreading over two years) provided by the Tabligbo municipality and Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie (OIF), among others. It will initially profit six pilot villages, boosting local consumption and diversifying sources of financing.

The project is a local component of OIF’s program to “integrate SDGs in regional, national and local policies and strategies”. The latter’s goal is to improve farmers’ yields and ensure the adoption of environment-friendly agricultural practices.

Besides, it includes many aspects such as boosting processing of local products, making food products more available and teaching local communities about project management.

It must be outlined that the project will focus on cassava, fishing and vegetable production. Under its implementation, semi-modern processing units will be set up for each of these sectors.

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