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Zimbabwe: Cotton Output Declines

THE 2015/2016 cotton production estimates indicate that the country will this year produce between 70 000 and 80 000 tonnes of cotton, down from...

Erratic rains reduce cotton output

ZIMBABWE’S cotton output is expected to drop due to erratic rainfall caused by the El Niño phenomenon and late disbursements of inputs, farmer organisations...

Cargill loses head of $2bn cotton unit

Cargill, the world’s largest agricultural commodities trader, has parted ways with the head of its $2bn cotton division amid tough market conditions. Doug Christie, president...

Mali misses 2015-2016 cotton output target due to late rain

BAMAKO Nov 27 (Reuters) - Mali has missed its 2015-2016 production target for raw cotton by 100,000 tonnes because of late rains, the state-owned...

Mali to miss cotton crop target due to late rains: CMDT

BAMAKO (Reuters) - Mali will miss this year's cotton production target of 650,000 tonnes as late rains in the Sahel region have struck the...

MCE: Advancing the business of cotton

The business of cotton has long played a central role in shaping the development of the Mid-South’s economic, political and social landscape. When the...

Zimbabwe: Cotton Production Falls

By Tabitha Mutenga ZIMBABWE stands to lose over US$250 million revenue annually in cotton exports. Previously cotton, also known as the white gold had economically uplifted...

Mali’s ginned cotton output falls to 185,000 T in 2013/14 season

BAMAKO (Reuters) - Mali produced 185,000 tonnes of ginned cotton during the 2013/14 season, down from 191,000 tonnes the previous season, the West African...

Mali cotton output to reach 436,600 tonnes in 2013/14 season

BAMAKO (Reuters) - Mali's raw cotton production for the 2013/14 season will reach around 436,600 tonnes, down from 450,000 tonnes last year and well...

Zambia: Chinese Firm to Boost East Cotton Output

COTTON is a big business with world production estimated at around 20 million tonnes. It is a major crop and the most popular fabric for...

Burkina Faso cotton output soars 57.5 pct due to GMOs -producers

Jan 31 (Reuters) - Cotton production in Burkina Faso, one of the first countries in Africa to approve genetically modified cotton, jumped 57.5 percent...

Benin sees cotton output soaring to 350,000 tonnes for 2012-13

COTONOU Oct 12 (Reuters) - A surge in cotton planting will boost Benin's crop to 350,000 tonnes in the 2012-13 season, up from 130,000 tonnes...

Zimbabwe: Cotton Industry Faces Uncertain Future

Cotton farming has previously been one of Zimbabwe's success stories. Its success has been underpinned by private cotton ginneries and over 200 000 smallholder...

Zimbabwe’s Cotton To Finance 200,000 Tonnes Of Cotton During The 2012/13...

HARARE, Aug 13 (Bernama)-- The Cotton Company of Zimbabwe has targeted to finance production of 200,000 tonnes of cotton in the 2012/2013 farming season,...

Zimbabwe: Government now sole buyer of cotton

THE Agricultural Marketing Authority (AMA) has declared cotton a controlled commodity following a dispute over pricing between farmers and merchants.The Zimbabwe Farmers Union (ZFU)...

Mali sees higher cotton output despite instability

BAMAKO May 16 (Reuters) - Mali confirmed on Wednesday its forecast for a strong rise in local cotton production for the 2012/2013 season despite...

Ridgefield cotton company earns organic certification

A Ridgefield-based fabric company is now certified as organic by an international trade organization. While the company, founded in 1991, claims to be the...

Mali cotton output up, but short of forecast

BAMAKO (Reuters) - Mali produced about 400,000 tonnes of raw cotton this season, up 65 percent from last year but short of a 500,000...

Chinese company wants cotton production to benefit Malawi farmers

The Chinese owned Malawi Cotton Company (MCC) has said that its core interest is not to make more profit for itself but rather to...

Zimbabwe: Complexities of Global Cotton Market

Farmers and ginners are always embroiled in 'war' over the pricing of seed cotton. The Herald Assistant Editor George Chisokospoke to the Ginners Association...