The emergency assistance project for the fall armyworm was designed to provide emergency assistance to affected farmers. It's a direct and immediate response to the emergency following a natural disaster caused by the invasion of a pest on the main food crops in Togo. This intervention aims to combat the invasion of the fall armyworm and reduce losses of corn and rice production. It's indeed a support to the Government's efforts to strengthen agricultural resilience through the implementation of three (3) components that will lead to better coordination, establishment of a mechanism improved community-based surveillance, development of CLA integrated management action plan, restoration of livelihoods of vulnerable households and support for national production of biological and botanical pesticides by companies / cooperatives local. The three components of the project are: (i) strengthening the technical and equipment capacities of the Plant Protection Directorate; (ii) sustainable management and integrated pest management (IPM) against CLA and strengthening the livelihoods of vulnerable small producers; and (iii) Coordination and Communication.
The main objective of this operation is to help fight the fall armyworm invasion and reduce losses of corn, rice and market gardening production, in order to strengthen the food and nutritional security of the populations of Togo.
The main beneficiaries of the project are the affected producers and vulnerable households.
ACCOUNTABILITY MECHANISM OF AfDB
The Independent Review Mechanism (IRM), which is administered by the Compliance Review and Mediation Unit (CRMU), is the independent complaint mechanism and fact-finding body for people who have been or are likely to be adversely affected by an African Development Bank (AfDB)-financed project. If you submit a complaint to the IRM, it may assist you by either seeking to address your problems by facilitating a dispute resolution dialogue between you and those implementing the project and/or investigating whether the AfDB complied with its policies to prevent environmental and social harms. You can submit a complaint electronically by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, and/or email@example.com. You can learn more about the IRM and how to file a complaint at https://www.afdb.org/en/independent-review-mechanism/.