It is an initiative of the Autonomous Center of Studies and Capacity Building for Development in Togo (CADERDT) supported by the government and the group of African Development Bank (AfDB).
Concretely, the forum aims to redirect PPP, which for a long time are remained on transport, trade and others, to agriculture, a sector that already contributes 38% of GDP, employs more than 2/3 of the active population and whose development conditions the emergence of Togo.
"The expected exchanges between investors and development actors will help to better understand the important issues and implications of the private sector in the agribusiness sector," said Odilia Gnassingbe, Executive Director of CADERDT at the opening ceremony.
"We expect from you, concrete results to bring private investors to sign contracts with the government and partners so that in the coming months, Togo can become a model for agribusiness development through PPP", said Emenuga Chidozie, AfDB's Africa Development Division Chief.
This forum follows a study commissioned by CADERDT entitled "Study on the Contribution of Public Private Partnerships to the Development of the Agricultural Sector in Togo".
It presents the state of the agricultural sector, the various challenges and opportunities of PPPs for the sector with experience feedback in PPP in Togo and worldwide, on the PNIASAN and its structuring projects, those potentially feasible in PPP and accompanying measures.
CADERDT assists Togolese government in the field of research, training, dialogue, development, management and dissemination of knowledge.
It is in this perspective that it wished to support Togo in the development of agricultural transformation poles, a priority included in the National Development Plan. The work of the forum ends today on important resolutions.