This is a project to support mainly women farmers in Northern Togo to improve the productivity and their earning potential from soyabean production.
The project is a continuation of earlier work that was started in 2011 amongst farming households in the Savannah, Tandjoare, Tone, Kpendjal and Oti districts.
Recherche Appui et Formation aux Initiatives d’Auto développement (RAFIA) –meaning ‘Research, Support and Training Initiatives for Self-Development’ is an organisation that has been operating to improve poverty eradication in Northern Togo since 1992.
This is a project that is targeting 1,500 mainly women farming families in Northern Togo to produce and market soya bean as a food crop and income generating enterprise. 95% of the farmers who are involved are women.
RAFIA are collaborating on the project with an umbrella group of seven farmer organisations, research institutes, ITRA and ICAT.