CBMS-19956 Agricultural investments, labor productivity and rural poverty reduction: gender disparities in Togo


The incidence of poverty fell from 61.7% in 2006 to 55.1% in 2015, in Togo. This poverty reduction was driven mainly by the agricultural sector. The agricultural sector contributes about 38% to the real GDP and employs 40.7% of the total labor force. Unfortunately, poverty remain largely rural and mainly agricultural. Farm households which represents 95.8% of rural population remains the poorest group, among the socioeconomic groups. The incidence of poverty of agricultural households was 72.6%, in 2015. Despite Government's policies implemented, Togolese agricultural sector is still facing enormous constraints. Rural poverty reduction in Togo can be sought in the role of agriculture in contributing to farm incomes. The project aims at examining the effects of agricultural investments (R&D, education, health, infrastructure, institution, short-term policies, etc.) on agricultural productivity and rural poverty reduction, in order to suggest strategies for a pro-poor agricultural growth. Implementation of CBMS would enable to fill information gaps for diagnosing the extent of rural poverty, determining the causes of rural poverty, formulating policies in favor of rural farm households, and enlighten policy makers about the extent of disparities between men and women in agricultural investments, productivity, and living standards. Key words: poverty, rural farm households, agriculture investments, productivity, CBMS.


Project leader: Esso - Hanam ATAKE

Project researchers: DANDONOUGBO yevesse | KOUEVIDJIN DEDE | Sika Mazignada LIMAZIE | Djinta LITAABA-AKILA

Scientific mentors: Celia Reyes | Steffie Joi Calubayan

Journal publication

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Working Papers

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Analysis of Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) Indicators and Poverty Profile of Danyi and Tsévié Townships, Togo 2020-06-12 7.08MB 0 0
Agricultural Investments, Labor Productivity, and Rural Poverty Reduction: Gender Disparities in Togo 2020-06-12 1.51MB 0 0

Policy Briefs

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Reducing rural poverty and gender disparities in Togo's agricultural industry 2020-05-11 1.07MB 0 0

Final report

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CBMS 19956 Design Paper Protected Pdf 2024-03-01 2.29MB 0 0


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