STDF Togo: Workshop on the validation of a strategic development plan for APROTELF

A workshop on the validation of a strategic development plan and the adoption of internal regulations of the Association of Producers, Processors and Exporters of Fruits and Vegetables of Togo (APROTELF) took place on 5 August 2022 in Lomé, Togo.

This workshop, which brought together some 30 participants, resulted from support for APROTELF to draw up its 2022–2026 strategic development plan and revise its statutes and internal regulations.

The support, which lasted for 2 months, allowed APROTELF to:

  • review, with all the members, the vision, mission, and structure of the association
  • establish clear operating rules
  • define and prioritise the services offered to the members of APROTELF – representation of the actors of the fruit and vegetable sector and defence of their interests, capacity building of members, development of a framework for permanent consultation with public services and partnerships with institutions working in the sector, facilitation of market access, collection and dissemination of strategic information for the fruit and vegetable sector at national, regional and international level, etc.

During the workshop, the various documents drawn up during the support, in particular the internal regulations and the strategic development plan, were reviewed and validated after discussions and the considering of some amendments. The regulations and plan will be adopted at the next General Assembly of APROTELF scheduled for September 2022 and will then come into force.

This activity was organised within the framework of the “Project to strengthen the national phytosanitary control and certification system for fruit and vegetables in Togo”, funded by the Standards and Trade Development Facility (STDF) and implemented by COLEACP.

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