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Supporting the sesame sector in Togo

Name of the intervention: Supporting the sesame sector in Togo
Location: Africa
Partner: Ministry of Investment Promotion of Togo
Year: 2022

Output Area 1


Agriculture is an important lever for the growth of the Togolese economy and contributes about a third of the gross domestic product, providing employment to more than 60% of the population. This reinforces the Government's ambition 4 of the Roadmap 2020-2025: "Make agriculture a real engine of growth and job creation". The Ministry of Investment Promotion of Togo requested the technical assistance from the ICR Facility to further develop the Sesame sector through public-private dialogue. The request intends to identify bottlenecks in the value chain, strategic directions for the sector and export opportunities.


The technical assistance aims to develop the Sesame value-chain through public-private dialogue. It seeks to provide an assessment of the sector, a strategy and an action plan to be develop the sector collaboratively with public and private stakeholders in Togo. Sesame producers, smaller ones in particular, as well other stakeholders with a role in the value chain (public and private) were consulted all along the exercise with a PPD methodology. The study also included a gender angle with recommendations to empower their role.

Further Information and Links

Agence de Promotion des Investissements et de la Zone Franche (API-ZF)

Ministère de l’Agriculture, de l’Elevage et du Développement Rural

Project Deliverables

News Article

Presentation of the action plan

Presentation from the public meeting with actors in the sector and relevant Ministries