Consuming local produce is a necessity in Togo. Acting for Life and the Organisation pour l’Alimentation et le Développement Local (OADEL) are successfully supporting initiatives with people processing agricultural produce.
Since 2003, OADEL has been conducting awareness-raising initiatives and promotional events around local produce. The annual AlimenTerre market, during which 5,000 visitors discover 300 regional products, showcases the region’s produce, offering outlets to small producers. Acting for Life supports OADEL’s efforts to give producers advice in hygiene, manufacturing and food packaging standards with the aim of improving the quality and handling of the products sold. The use of regional agricultural resources meets the needs of local producers, by increasing income to vulnerable populations. This year, OADEL published the first book of Togo recipes.