Eating healthy in Togo – Producer and consumer food partnerships for Organic Food Baskets
Conventional agriculture is intensive, characterized by the massive use of capital and inputs (e.g. synthetic pesticides and chemical fertilizers), the abusive exploitation of plots, and a lack of respect for the environment.
At present, the consumption of most of these agricultural products is likely to lead to complications and food poisoning. Thus, food has become an important factor in public health considerations in communities, and consumers are increasingly concerned about this issue.
In Togo, the Centre d’Action pour le Développement Rural (CADR) and its partners have addressed this need through the Panier Bio Kpalimé (Kpalimé Organic Basket) initiative, which unites consumers and producers with the aim of promoting agroecological products and consumer health through nutraceuticals and environmental protection.