Togo Quick Facts
French Togoland became Togo in 1960
Geography: 56,785 sq km with 4% accounting for water
Climate: tropical; hot, humid in south; semiarid in north
Terrain: gently rolling savanna in north; central hills; southern plateau; low coastal plain with extensive lagoons and marshes
Economy Overview: steady economic growth fueled by political stability and government efforts to modernize commercial infrastructure; depends heavily on commercial and subsistence agriculture; among the world's largest producers of phosphate
GDP-composition, by sector of origin: agriculture - 28.8%, industry - 21.8%, services - 49.8%
Population: 8,608,444 (2020 estimate)
Agriculture is the backbone of the economy, although it is struggling with a shortage of funds for the purchase of irrigation equipment and fertilizers, which has significantly reduced agricultural output. Agriculture generated 28.2% of GDP in 2012 and employed 49% of the working population in 2010.
Well-developed export sector based on agricultural products such as coffee; cocoa bean; and peanuts (groundnuts), which together generate roughly 30% of export earnings. Cotton is the most important cash crop.
Praxis Africa intends to implement smart farming initiatives in Togo.