Togo: Standards training of ANABIO members on organic agriculture

A training workshop on the Togolese organic agriculture standard and the local organic certification process for member companies of the National Association for Organic Agriculture in Togo (ANABIO) was held from 3 to 5 May 2022 in Lomé.

Thirty-four (34) participants from about twenty horticultural companies took part in this training whose main objectives were to (i) train on the concept of the Participatory Guarantee System (PGS) and the Togolese regulatory requirements for the production, processing, and distribution of organic products and (ii) inform on the Bio-SPG Togo certification process.

The training was organised within the framework was organised within the framework of the Fit for Market SPS programme, and in collaboration with ProDRA implemented by GIZ in Togo.

This training is a continuation of a series of actions previously initiated by ANABIO such as:

  • the harmonisation of national organic specifications
  • the consolidation of the Togo organic standard.
  • the work on the official recognition process of the Togo organic standard by IFOAM;
  • the establishment of a national evaluation committee for the Togo organic standard, and ;
  • the operationalisation of the BioSPG Togo certification.

ANABIO aims to bring together the actors of organic agriculture in Togo to reflect on the strategic directions to be implemented, to develop this sector in a spirit of unity and collaboration. The organisation’s mission is the promotion of organic agriculture, including the representation of the actors of this sector and the defence of their interests; participation in the definition of national policies for the promotion of the sector; reinforcement of the capacities of the members of the organisation; and promotion of the creation of national labelling for organic products.

This activity is supported by the Fit For Market SPS programme, implemented by COLEACP within the Framework of Development Cooperation between the Organisation of African, Caribbean and Pacific States (OACPS) and the European Union.

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