The Technology Action Plan proposes a project to disseminate prioritized technologies and support Togo’s National Rural Electrification Program. The project’s aim is to implement small hydroelectric power plants and photovoltaic solar stations in five administrative regions of Togo. The goal is to install four small hydroelectric power plants and six photovoltaic solar stations across the five regions. It is estimated that this will reduce GHG emissions by 300,000 to 800,000 tCO2.

Togo consists of a narrow strip of land sandwiched between Ghana and Benin in West Africa. On its south it borders the Gulf of Guinea along a 56 km coastline. The agriculture sector occupies a significant place in the Togolese economy and represents 38% of GDP, provides more than 20% of export earnings and employs two thirds of the labour force. The sector is characterized by a majority of small farms and subsistence farming. The consequences of climate change present urgent issues for Togo. Despite its short shorelines, the rise in sea levels presents a number of challenges, together with the increasing number and severity of droughts and the decrease in rainfall, which exacerbate the already tough conditions in the country’s agriculture sector.

Togo completed its TNA in 2018. Two of the technologies highlighted in the TNA are agricultural land management and integrated agriculture production systems, both aimed at building climate resilience in the agriculture sector. In support of national policies on land management, which aim to irrigate 5,000 ha per year over fifteen years, the technology action plan suggests deploying this technology in the valleys of the Mono and Zio rivers from 2018-2023. With regard to integrated agriculture production systems, a pilot project outlined in the Technology Action Plan proposes to introduce this technology in the northwestern plains of the Savannah region and in the plains of Mandouri and Oti. The objective of the project is to increase the area of managed land through building capacity in different farming techniques. State technical agents will be trained and deployed to farmers who will be trained and informed about the importance and purpose of relevant farming techniques.

Togo’s TNA contributes to the following Sustainable Development Goals:

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Priority technologies for adaption

  • Agriculture
    • Agricultural land management
    • Integrated agriculture production systems
    • Off-season farming
  • Water resources
    • Mini-drinking water supply
    • Rehabilitation of surface water reservoirs
    • Gravity drainage of rainwater

Priority technologies for mitigation

  • Transportation
    • Improvement of road infrastructure to decongest urban centres
    • Development of public transit by bus
    • Establishment of standards for means of transport
  • Electricity
    • Hydroelectric power plants
    • Solar photovoltaics connected to the network
    • Small or mini-hydroelectric plants