In 2018, Togo was the largest West-African exporter of organic agricultural products to Europe. According to a report, the country sold 22,123 tons of organic agri products to Europe last year.
This volume places Togo at the fifth position in Africa and 31st worldwide. In West Africa, it comes before Ghana, Côte d'Ivoire, Burkina Faso, Sierra Leone, Senegal, and Benin (respectively 35th, 36th, 40th, 43rd, 53rd, and 61st worldwide).
In Africa, Egypt exported the most organic agricultural products over the period reviewed, 46,736 tons. It is followed by Tunisia, Uganda, and South Africa. Worldwide, China was the first (over 115 countries ranked), with 415,243t exported to the EU in 2018.
Togofirst.com reported that according to recent data, organic production employs about 37,000 farmers in Togo, which represents 4.83% of Africans active in this sector. Nearly 40,000 hectares (only 1% of cultivated lands) are dedicated to this type of farming.