Regional Programme for the Integration of Agricultural Markets (PRIMA Togo) aims to stimulate regional agricultural trade with a view to creating jobs for women and youth, increasing incomes and improving food security and nutrition for the rural poor. Its development objective is to support the sustainable transformation of family farming in Benin and Togo by improving the performance of sub-regional trade centers and cross-border transport corridors, while promoting rural entrepreneurship for young people and women, and fully integrating smallholders into national and sub-regional markets.
RPIMA Togo has two main components:
Component 1: Market integration and rural entrepreneurship. It aims to enhance marketing agricultural production by (i) opening up rehabilitated production areas to the markets, (ii) ensuring long-term stakeholders involvement in the management and maintenance of public economic infrastructures, (iii) strengthening the entrepreneurial capacities of youth, women and farmer organizations, and (iv) promoting agricultural product flows within the sub regional and cross-border trade corridors.
Component 2: Transformation of family farming adapted to climate change. It aims to achieve (i) sustainable management of natural resources, rainfed crops and small livestock; (ii) development and sustainable management of irrigated crops; (iii) improved family nutrition security and support for women’s integration.