In 2022 it is more vital than ever before that we have an even stronger focus on climate action and the protection of natural resources.
Smallholder farmers contribute the least to climate change and yet they are the most affected by it, already experiencing changes in their environment, such as higher temperatures and irregular rainfall.
Climate change and unsustainable farming practices together with population growth, have all put pressure on Togo’s natural resources, including its land, water, forests, and biodiversity.
Land degradation now affects about 85% of Togo’s arable land and is very pronounced where Deki works in the Maritime region.
Soils with low fertility are nutrient poor and produce lower yields. Degraded land cannot absorb water as well as healthy soils, making it more susceptible to flooding and droughts and therefore increases the risk of crops being lost.