The program is structured around three components.
The first is to support the production of strategic crops, exportation crops (coffee, cocoa, cotton) and fish production to improve the productivity and increase the added value.
The second component accompanies the revival of the sub-sector of livestock through support for traditional farming of poultry and small ruminants to improve animal production capacities. The last component works for the strengthening of the capabilities of institutions for effective implementation of agricultural investments through the PNIASA, just preparing the transition to a sectoral approach in the future.
The first two components have been implemented through the promotion of financial instruments are: the competitive funds, guarantee fund, cost-sharing subsidies and donations.
The results in the first stage during its initial phase
The project registered encouraging results. We can note in this case, the creation of 20 companies of Services and organization of producers (ESOP) and the financing of micro-88 projects under the support for the development of food crops.
At the level of support for the development of exportation crops: coffee, cocoa and cotton,. There is a reversal of the trend in coffee production and cacao(from 11 000 tons in 2012 to 17 010 tons in 2016 for coffee and from 6 000 tons in 2012 to 10 834 tons in 2016 for cacao) thanks to the expansion and regeneration of plantations through the capacity-building of 4 vegetative materials (cacao and coffee) production centres, the provision of 1 871 994 cuttings rooted coffee and 227 996 pods of cocoa trees and the establishment of the interprofessional Committee of coffee chains and cacao(CICC-Togo).
About cotton, there was an improvement of governance and the functioning of the Ridge with as direct impact the increase in the production of the cotton seed, which went from 80 000 tons (2012-2013) to 107 000 tons (2016-2017) by strengthening capacity of 85 550 actors at the base on various topics Regarding fish production (inland fishing and fish farming), it went from 600 tons (2012) 4006 tons (2016) through the provision of 05 input key of fish production (feed 266 tonnes; 1 120 000 FRY), training of 172 320 farmers and technicians / transformative, funding of 259 fish micro-projects, support for the marketing of fresh fish by putting in place of cold chains and the adoption of management plans of 03 bodies of water (Lake Nangbeto, dam koumfab, lagoon system) for the inland fishing.
At the level of breeding, 04 national deworming and vaccination campaigns against the disease of Newcastle and the promotion of the small breeding of poultry and small ruminants, broodstock enhancers small ruminants and poultry 5 300, the construction of 2 361 sheepfolds and 3 309 improved traditional barns and promoting the emergence of 170 commercial farms) permit to revive the livestock subsector.
The working environment in the Ministry of Agriculture is transformed through support for the reform of the Ministry of Agriculture, livestock and fishing, the implementation of the system of RBM with the accountability, strengthening chain shareholder (programming, planning, budgeting, and monitoring and evaluation) with integrated software for fiduciary management and monitoring, the construction of (05) five buildings and rehabilitation of 30 others.
What then of the additional phase?
The additional phase of PASA including the loan agreement was signed June 09, 2017 and implementation started on 04 August 2017. It follows the original objectives of the project of support to the agricultural sector, whose overall goal is to "rehabilitate and strengthen the productive capacities of the beneficiaries targeted in the selected sectors and foster an environment. "institutional conducive to the development of the agricultural sector".
Its main goal is to strengthen the results obtained during the initial phase and bring them to scale to support micro-projects to become of SMEs, to promote any other commercial farms and establishing areas of slaughter of the animals.
It wll be focused on the themes of gender, nutrition, climate change and citizen engagement in the implementation of the project.
The particularity of this additional phase is in the source, the nature and the duration of funding.
In fact, unlike this initial phase which has had three sources of external financing (GAFSP, GFRP, IDA), this phase has only a single source of external financing (IDA). And this financing is a loan and not a gift as previously to be used in hree (03) years.