Togo is a relatively small country in West Africa. The tropical, sub-Saharan nation includes savannas and woodland and has two rainy seasons (April – July and September – November). Seasonal rainfall patterns are varying annually and locally due to the El Niño Southern Oscillation. Nevertheless, environmental conditions generally favour agriculture, which is the economically most important sector. Togo faces an overexploitation of its fresh water aquifers which is sharpened by climate change. The water deficit also challenges agricultural and livestock management and endangers the national food supply. While precipitation is generally decreasing, short but heavy rainfalls are occurring more often and induce floods that threat especially the coastal areas.
For a list of the organizations that participated in PACDR trainings and analyses, please go here.
|Togo||2012||Bread for all (Bfa)||Département missionnaire (DM-échange et mission), Service Chrétien d’Appui à l’Animation Rurale (SECAAR)||In 2012 a training workshop took place in Tsévié, Togo, including different organizations from Burkina Faso, Benin, Tchad and Togo.|
|Togo||2012||Service Chrétien d’Appui à l’Animation Rurale (SECAAR)||Bread for all (Bfa), Département missionnaire (DM-échange et mission)||Subsequently, Secaar used the tool in their project work in western and central Africa. After some time, experience showed that a simpler version of the tool would be useful for the locals. Therefore, Secaar created together with local partners and climate experts from Europe the PACDR manual and translated it into the local language Ewé. The manual was then tested in two workshops and updated accordingly.|