ALG in Togo
ALG has a long history in Togo. It is in this country that the firm was born in 1999 in its first form as Africa Label Communication (publishing company of the newspaper Le Temps). Among the interventions of ALG in Togo:
- Technical assistance to the National Concertation of Civil Society (2007-2010)
- Final Evaluation of the Civil Society Support Program (2009)
- Strategic and financial audit of the phosphate sector (2009)
- Togo Development Gateway, Togo Gateway (since 2009)
Togo is one of the smallest African states with 56 785 km2, stretching for about 700 km from north to south with a width not exceeding 100 km, bordered on the north by Burkina Faso, on the south by the gulf From Guinea, on the east by Benin and on the west by Ghana. This small area does not prevent Togo from being recognized for the great diversity of its landscapes (a coast of fine sand lined with coconut trees to the south, hills, green valleys and small mountains in the center of the country, Arid areas and large savannas planted with baobab trees to the north).
The economy of Togo relies mainly on the food crop, which represents the activity of 65% of the workers. The rest of the workforce (30%) lives from the cultivation of cocoa, coffee, cotton and, above all, the phosphate mines that are vital to the country. Togo is the fifth largest producer of phosphates in the world.
Like many African countries (Senegal, Mauritius, Namibia), Togo had a free zone as of the end of the 1980s. In this zone, pharmaceutical companies, Vegetable oils, computer assemblers, distributors of cosmetic products, dental technicians or road transport companies …
Since the beginning of the conflict in Côte d’Ivoire, Togo has become a very important port platform for operators in West Africa. The port of Lomé, the only deep-sea port in the subregion, is therefore a free zone that is rapidly developing. Container traffic (in containers) in Lomé doubled in three years to reach 212,000 TEU (twenty-foot equivalent) in 2005.