Togo: Cotton farmers urged to help the country achieve its 200,000 t output target by 2022

Agriculture
Tuesday, 22 October 2019 13:59
Togo: Cotton farmers urged to help the country achieve its 200,000 t output target by 2022

(Togo First) - The National Federation of Cotton Farmers Associations (FNGPC) recently met with cotton producers to know their concerns and urge them to help the country achieve its 200,000 t output by 2022.

This was during a tour of the FNGPC in the Savanes region. The latter was led by the federation's new chairman, Kouroufei Koussouwè.

Talks at the meeting focused on ways to boost yield per hectare. For the 2019-2020 campaign, it is expected to reach 1.1 t.

To encourage the farmers to boost their output, the FNGPC will provide an additional bonus to all of them who will be able to cultivate 100 hectares, for a yield of 1 t per year, said Koussouwè. They will receive input to achieve this target.

The MIFA will also help the farmers by improving their access to fertilizers for cereal production. This would prevent eventual diversion of input to be used for cotton farming.

Séna Akoda

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