Sustainable development and management research

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Akdemir Ş.

in: Sustainable development and management research, SINASI AKDEMIR, Editor, LAMBERT ACADEMIC, Arad, pp.93-129, 2022

  • Publication Type: Book Chapter / Chapter Research Book
  • Publication Date: 2022
  • City: Arad
  • Page Numbers: pp.93-129
  • Editors: SINASI AKDEMIR, Editor
  • Çukurova University Affiliated: Yes


Togo’s economy, like that of most countries in the sub-region, has long

been based on the agricultural sector. Even if the contribution of the sector

to the formation of the GDP is reduced over the years, agriculture still

plays a preponderant role in the economy and the development of the

country with increasingly increasing added values. It represents 19% of

the GDP (World Bank, 2021a), an absorption of 32% of the active population

in 2019 (World Bank, 2021c); strategies for eradicating hunger

and achieving sustainable development goals are largely based on the

growth and development of the agricultural sector. However, despite the

efforts and progress made in the sector, there is still a state of deficit. For

example, the needs for rice, meat, fish, not to include agro-food products,

cannot be met by national production, leading to import expenses

amounting to $284,536,742 US in 2015 (for 13.38% of total imports)

(World Bank, 2021b).