Plant Seeds That Empower a Brighter Future!
Join ILAD in bringing hope to Togo farmers still living in absolute poverty. Investing as little as $10 per month will empower a brighter future for one family through education and new farming techniques. How many families will you empower?
This program is dramatically changing the economic situation of over 600 farming families. The annual income from cotton on 2.5 acres is $300. Farmers who are planting organic pineapples and peanuts taught in the program are receiving an annual income of over $1000 on 2.5 acres!!
Over 65% of the population of Togo, West Africa, live on less than $2 per day and nearly 30% live on less than $1.25 per day. One root cause of this high incidence of poverty in Togo is the fact that 80% of the work force gains its income through agricultural activities yet most farmers lack access to innovative technologies and knowledge in agriculture. Most of these farmers are subsistence farmers who operate on family farms of less than 7 acres. Slash and burn and hand-held hoes are common agricultural methods used by Togolese farmers. The lack of education and technology to which the communities have access prevents the farmers from finding creative solutions to these problems.
ILAD-Togo is currently running a demonstration farm that provides agricultural training to rural farmers. Through this program, we are:
- Providing Togolese farmers with hands-on training in organic pineapple and peanut production, dry season irrigation, and crop diversification directly on the demonstration farm or via regional farmers’ cooperatives organized by ILAD,
- Potentially increasing the annual income from $300 (production of 2.5 acres of cotton) to over $1000 (production of 2.5 acres of peanuts and pineapple) for farmers who begin producing organic products taught in the program.
Make checks payable to ILAD and mail them to:
5818 Emily Court
Midlothian, TX 76065
Please enclose a note designating your gift to ILAD for one of the following funds:
- Togo Development
- Togo AgroCredit
- Togo Education Initiatives
- Togo Medical Initiatives
- Togo Research & Training Farm Dormitory
- Togo School Supplies
- Togo Tractor
- Togo Watchi Literacy
- Togo Water Wells
Please make sure that only the organization name—ILAD—appears on the check. No other name, corporate or personal, should appear on the payee or memo line.
ILAD is a 501(c)(3) exempt organization