On April 25, Togo’s president Gnassingbé inaugurated the ‘Jus Délice’ pineapple processing factory in Gbatopé, Zio prefecture. This facility will help Togo process more of its local fruit, making this sector more competitive. More than 8 tons of pineapple will be processed into organic juice every day. This output is to be exported to Europe, according to the ministry of agriculture.
Besides improving producers’ revenues and living standards, many jobs will be created in the process. To ensure that the target output is reached, the ministry of agriculture will organize producers and make sure standards relating to quality and productivity are met. Also, the ministry will help condition the transformation units and commit to the respect of sanitary norms.