According to Anani Kpadenou, Director of the vegetable sector in Togo, "Agropoles will be an anchor for the development of sectors and value chains in Togo,"
The agropole program, one of the major approaches of the national agricultural investment and food and nutritional security (PNIASAN) project is an illustration through its strategy of structuring of production, processing and the turn on" he said adding that "the agropoles will complete traditional approaches to the development of sectors that exist and which aim more products developed at the national level".
The agropole program will target cashew, coffee, cocoa, rice, aquaculture and others. For him, "the goal is to make Togolese agriculture, a force of exportation and substitute importations by local processing.
What are the actors of the sectors and value chains?
Different actors and mechanisms support the development of values and the adoption of this approach.
The strategy of the unions created with the financial support of the project of support to the agricultural sector (PASA) is implemented for the integration of actors in value chains.
In addition to this strategy, management training, the dissemination of technology and the professional organization of farmers (DFDTOPPA) has set up a methodological study of promotion of the unions.
Sectors and value chains
Sector is defined as all the activities of industies related to a basic commodity. The term sector is related to the material that goes into the whole process. cotton, for example.
A sector is composed of a set of value chain.
The particularity of the value chain, is that it is steered by a market or a finished product which guide the chain. This is why we talk of chocolate value chain, pineapple, dried, local chickens.