Rice Production in Togo
Write-up taken from the IRRI’s Rice Almanac (2013):
Togo forms a thin strip facing the Atlantic Ocean in West Africa, covering 56,785 km2 between Benin and Ghana; inland, it borders Burkina Faso. The land consists of a coastal plain with extensive wetlands rising to hilly in the center and to gently rolling savanna in the north. Nearly half (40%) of the land is arable. The climate ranges from hot humid tropical in the coastal south to semiarid in the inland north. The population is 6.1 million (2011) and largely rural. Agriculture accounts for 53% of the workforce and 31.9% of GDP. Demand for rice has been increasing and, although domestic production is increasing, much rice is still imported.
Source: FAOSTAT database online and *National Rice Development Strategy Togo, October 2010.