International Journal of
Livestock Production

  • Abbreviation: Int. J. Livest. Prod.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-2448
  • DOI: 10.5897/IJLP
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 287

Article in Press

Live pigs sale in the south-eastern zone of the maritime region of Togo : Who and how ?

Koffi G. Somenutse, Sodjinin K. Ekoue, Komi Sanou, Komi F. Djeguema, Dosseh Aziaba

  •  Received: 11 September 2018
  •  Accepted: 01 March 2019
In Togo, the growth of pork consumption has led to the increase of pig farming. However, there is a lake of information according to it trading. In order to identify who are involved in the live pig trade and their means, a survey was carried out in the Prefectures of the Lacs, Vo, Bas-Mono, and Yoto. About 60 traders are interviewed on how they operate and the contribution of this activity to their daily lives. Analysis shows that measures to prevent the effects of African swine fever are the reasons for the ban of this trade in some markets. Live pig sale continues in only three markets Vogan, Aklakou and Anfoin. All of traders are men from 30 to 50 years old because they need physical strength. Most of them (70%) are not only traders but they associate breeding of local pig. There is lake of biosecurity as well as at market place, in transport and farms. Buyers are specially women who are owners of restaurant from Lomé and Benin and butchers. This activity contributes positively to the socio-economic life of the respondents and requires the promotion of pig farming such as technical training of breeders and sellers.

Keywords: income, traders, local pig, Togo