In central Plains Zone: Yam

These are the result of the direction of agricultural statistics, informatics and documentation (DSID) whose doors are open to all those who wish to invest in agriculture.

In the Savanes and Kara West region, Northern Plains Zone: Rice, sorghum, sugar cane, cotton, beans, tomatoes, onions, guinea fowl, cattle, sheep, goats, fish, honey. Eastern Kara Region and Central South West, Northern mountain area: Sesame, sorghum, rice, maize, cashew, soybean, fonio, cotton, poultry, fish, tomato, honey.

Southeast Central and Eastern Plateaux, Central Plains Zone: Yam, cassava, rice, sesame, peanut, bean, mango, corn, soybean, cashew, sorghum, cotton, ginger, fish, sheep, goats, chicken, honey .

West Plateaux region, Southern Togo mountain area: coffee, cocoa, pineapple, citrus, oil palm, fonio, plantain banana, sweet banana, potato, mangoes, ginger, honey. Maritime Region, Coastal Plains Zone: cassava, pineapple, oil palm, papaya, mango, orange, poultry, fish, honey, sugar cane, tomato, fish, shrimp, crab, market gardening.

DSID, agricultural database in Togo

DSID is the collection, processing, analysis of data, the production of reports and their archiving in a library where people are allowed to consult for their thesis or their different projects.

"We have on the field, a network of 220 investigating agents who mesh the whole area to collect data. At the central level, there is a team dealing with the clearance, treatment, analysis collected data, the production of the reports and their archiving" explained to agridigitale, Salifou Daoudou, agro economist engineer, head of DSID.

Before any planning, project promoters are advised to refer to the reliable data to justify the necessity of doing their project, because that is what will be used to follow up and measure the impact of the project.

"People those who have project ideas, can directly come to consult the documentation. People are there to serve and answer any question for free," reassures the director.

To carry out its agricultural censuses, DSID authorities send an official note to the administrative authorities who in turn inform the local authorities responsible for raising awareness.

"The relations between our agents and the actors in the value chain are not always easy because in the past years, censuses have been done but the farmers say they do not see anything in return. For this reason, there is a lack of enthusiasm but with the new dynamics instilled by the MIFA (incentive mechanism of agricultural financing), they started changing behavior," noted Mr. Salifou.

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