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Togo has a population of over 7.7 million.

Togo benefits from one of the highest standards of living on the continent due to its valuable phosphate deposits and a well-developed export sector based on agricultural products such as coffee, cocoa beans and peanuts (groundnuts).

Staple crops include corn (maize), cassava (manioc), rice, yams, sorghum, millet and peanuts; export crops include cocoa beans (harvested from cacao trees), coffee, shea nuts, cotton and palm kernels.

64-70% of the food energy consumed in Togo comes from crops that are not native to the region. Most of these plants’ diversity is found elsewhere on the planet.

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