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UN-backed investment to help poor farmers in Togo almost doubles its returns

Date Published: 
08/04/2011
Summary: 

Rural Togolese were already suffering from malnutrition, exacerbated by demographic pressure and the collapse of cotton cultivation, a major cash crop. In 2006, almost 50 per cent of the population was underfed, according to figures from the UN World Food Programme (WFP).