This pre-project aims to draw a baseline study of Ecological Zone III in Togo in order to prepare a Project Document for the conservation and sustainable management of natural plant formations in the Mono Plain, Togo. The overarching concept behind this initiative is to reduce or eliminate the negative impacts resulting from the destruction of the ecosystems in this area and to help improve the living conditions of beneficiary communities. The main outputs will be: (1) data from forest, socio-economic, legal and environmental surveys on the project are available; (ii) a support strategy and project for promoting community forests and forest sustainable management among local communities in Togo are developed for submission to the ITTO
The development of this project is justified by the lack of data due to the outdated nature of existing studies on the area coupled with the non-availability of national expertise and the lack of material and financial resources. These shortcomings are major constraints for any direct formulation of a full project proposal.
It should be noted that this pre-project proposal was approved by ITTO during the 48th Session of the International Tropical Timber Council (Decision 1) in 2012 under ID number PPD 151/11 Rev.3 (F). The project was thereafter lapsed due to the absence of funding. The project proposal was updated by Togo for new submission.