This study revealed that "In Togo, the production of table eggs is still insufficient, the country covers only between 40 to 60% of its national demand."
It pointed out that "the growth of domestic demand will still be significant" and indicates that it "would increase from 206 million eggs in 2018 to 489 million in 2030, an increase of 181% to 389% respectively. Young agricultural entrepreneurs can already position themselves in this buoyant segment.
Thus, in all regions, some sectors have been identified as carriers, based on the identified economic demands that reflect the existence of a potential market. That is rice, fish, seeds, eggs, cattle (sheep, goat, poultry, meat milk).
To these priority value chains are added fruits and vegetables (mangoes, pineapple, onion and tomatoes); roots and tubers (yam, cassava,); and wildlife breeding (agouti, quail, rabbits, etc.), which are areas of intense economic activity for young people and women.
Regional mapping delivers quite spectacular results.
In savanna region (peanuts, beans, tigernuts, sesame, cotton, guinea fowl, and sweet potato); Kara region (cashew, citrus, mango, orange, yam, sweet potato, honey and soy); Central region (cashew, sorghum, millet, corn, turkey, ginger, eggplant, yam and mushroom); Plateaux region (peanut, organic soy, fresh corn, turkey, snail, honey, plantain, papaya, oil palm, cocoa, coffee) Maritime region and Lome Commune (turkey, quail, mushroom, pineapple, exotic vegetable).
The work also identified three categories of agricultural products that could potentially lead to growth.
These are import substitutes (rice, poultry); non-traditional export products destined for the international market or the regional market (maize, cassava, oil palm, coconut, shea, vegetables, fruits, spices, aromatic plants and flowers, forest products) and traditional exports Togo (cotton sector, cocoa coffee sector).
Here are the 5 value chains that should not be overlooked
Based on this classification, the new agricultural policy (2015-2030) identifies 5 value chains for which demand is ever increasing and which are strategic for the economic development of the country.
These are the following value chains: rice, poultry, fish, seeds, table eggs. According to the study, "the choice of these value chains is explained by the low coverage rate for these products and the market value of imports".