Togo

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Status of FLR process:

  • Implementation of national forest inventory in 2016
  • FLR ROAM Study implemented in 2016 (not yet published)

Restoration Commitment

Restoration Commitment: 
Preparing commitment
Year Committed: 
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Priority Interventions: 
  • Restoration of deforested and degraded ecosystems
  • Improvement of economic activities
  • Food security
  • Increase resilience and adaptive capacity of population to climate change
Alignment with domestic targets: 
  • In January 2011, Togo adopted a new national forest policy (décret n°2011-002/PR du 5 janvier 2011 sur la déclaration de politique forestière) with the goal of restoring 20% of degraded forest lands by 2035, and 30% by 2050 in order to ensure the supply of forest products, conserve biodiversity and increase carbon sequestration.
  • Togo is currently developing its national REDD strategy (FCPF R-PP, December 2013) in which restoration opportunities are highlighted in terms of increasing carbon stocks through restoration.
  • The national Strategy for the conservation, the restoration and the sustainable management of mangroves (Stratégie nationale pour la conservation, la restauration et la gestion durable des mangroves) and its respective action plan aim at conserving and restoring the highly degraded mangrove stocks in the south-eastern part of the country.
  • The Strategy and National Action Plan for Biodiversity - NBSAP (2011-2020) of Togo developed in accordance with the Aichi targets takes into account the restoration of forest ecosystems including the national target 5 of NBSAPS
  • Given the importance of participatory reforestation and sustainable management of forest ecosystems, it is being formulated with the support of FAO, a national reforestation program (PNR : Programme national de reboisement) articulated around three axes : (i) the inventory of reforestation, forest and forestry search in Togo , (ii) the development and validation of a new national reforestation program based on the results of thematic studies and (iii) setting implementation of the program through reforestation pilot projects throughout the territory.
Requested assistance from AFR100: 
  • Assistance to assess FLR opportunities
  • BMZ and the World Bank are major donors
  • Project support from GIZ