This year, Togo plans to restore 35,000 hectares of its forests. This breaks down into 10,000 ha for planting, 5000 ha of agroforests, and 20,000 ha of enriched forests. This was revealed last week by the minister of environment, David Wonou Oladokoun, in the framework of National Tree Day which is celebrated on June 1st.
The government’s ambition falls under the reforestation and landscape restoration scheme which is implemented across all of the country’s prefectures, in convergence with other key schemes.
The latter include the 2018-2021 national development plan, the strategic investment framework for the management of the environment and natural resources in Togo (CSIGERN 2018-2022); the national strategy to curb greenhouse gas emissions caused by deforestation and forest degradation (REDD+); and finally the national reforestation program (2017-2021 PNR).
More than 5.7 million seedlings, all essences mixed, are currently available for the 2020 reforestation campaign. Out of these, the government supplied 580,200 seedlings and the private sector supplied 5,152,000 which are for sale.