"Man derives its livelihood and well-being first from the resources of nature and lives in harmony with its environment, whether natural or artificial. The economic activity arises from the tension between human needs and the management of natural resources such as processing of natural resources" (Barde, 1992).

This very complex relationship between man and his environment is often conflictual because of "technological and sociological changes that have profoundly changed the way of life of man" (Lambert, 1995).

This has contributed to the degradation, often irreversible, of spaces that surround it. The great diversity of discharge and their stream in geometric progression issued subsequently to the strong pressure exerted by people on natural resources pose the problem of the sustainability of the planet in global and local terms.

Major issue of our time, development problems are one of the most complex issues that humanity faces. The international community has invested thirty years for the implementation of better policies and strategies that combine economic, social and cultural development and environmental protection in the context of sustainable societies.

Despite considerable efforts and significant results already achieved, most development problems persist and are increasing over the years in many parts of the world, undermining the hope of well-being.

Development challenges in Africa in general and in Togo in particular are numerous. The state of our environment recommends the man to think about it otherwise for its own survival, saying that, the Earth needs "friends" to save it from decay.

This is what justifies the creation, on 20 juin 1990, of "Les Amis de la Terre-Togo (FOE-Togo)", a non-profit organization, of voluntary action for the protection of the environment in the perspective of sustainable development.

It is recognized under the declaration receipt of Association N°690 INTS/SG-APA-PC of 27 juin 1991, inserted in the Official Gazette of the Republic of Togo on 1 August 1991.
The quality of development NGOs was conferred to it by certificate
 N°OO64/MPAT 4 october 1995, in accordance with the DecreeN°92-130/PMRT of 27 may 1992.


Our vision is that Togo becomes a society environmentally, socially and economically sustainable. We believe that economic growth can not be an end in itself. It is only one aspect of sustainable development, which requires sound management of natural resources, based on the needs of present and future generations.


. Commitment;
. volunteering;
. Meaning of effectiveness and efficiency;
. Teamwork;
. Transparency

Our actions, that we want effective, efficient, and transparent, base, above all, on volunteering. This , perpetually feeds itself with our flawless commitment, to record, in a collective spirit, the environmental challenges facing our country.


FOE-Togo's mission is to encourage human society to live in ways that preserve the earth's capacity to support life. To this end, it focuses on practices that contribute to sustainable development.


The overall objective of FOE-Togo is the improvement of the living conditions of the population, with the golden rule of safeguard and restoration of the environment in the context of sustainable development.

Its specific objectives are:
. create a real awareness of environmental issues among decision-makers and the general public;
. create or support initiatives to preserve and restore the environment;
. supplying drinking water to villages through the promotion of simple and inexpensive technics;
. promote sustainable agriculture with youth and women in rural areas;
. ensure food security for the population;
. initiate micro-projects to create jobs for young people;
. promote decentralized cooperation through exchanges.