Global Cotton Roundup – July 15

Here’s a look at some of the top stories impacting the global cotton market this week.

 

Contract Farming Boosts Cotton Production in Tanzania

Tanzania, Africa’s fourth biggest cotton producer, has turned around its cotton production after a policy shift to contract farming that encourages farmers to sign purchase contracts with ginners. Under the system, aging farms have been revived, new areas have opened to cultivation, and farmers who abandoned cotton crops for work in the cities are returning to their plots.

 

Indian Crop Projected to Increase 10.5 Percent

The Cotton Association of India is estimating that the country’s cotton crop will total 395 lakh bales (170 kg each) for the 2013/14 season that began in October 2013.

The projected total is approximately 10.5 percent over the 2012/13 season total of 356.75 lakh bales. Higher yields are cited as the primary reason for the improved crop.

 

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Registration Open for ICA Bremen Cotton Classing and Testing Program

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