Togo is a small sub-saharancountry dependent on both commercial and subsistence agriculture which provides employment for 65 % of the labour force. Cotton, coffee, and Cocoa together generate about 30 % of export earnings. Togo is self sufficient in basic food goods when harvest are normal. In the industrial sector, phosphate mining, whis now a decaying industry ue to the collapse of world phosphate prices,increased foreign competition,and financial problems.
Once togo was regarded as pearl of west Africa for its woderful beach, good market and charming people. Togo was overwhelmed with riots and human rights abuses.
When dictator Gnassinbe died in 2005 and his son took the power many people were killed and many fled away.