Share FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinWhatsappTelegramEmail 377 If You Like This Article Kindly Give Us A Share!Burkina Faso, the first organic cotton producer in West Africa is the only country to grow OGM cotton, and the second on the continent after Tanzania, which remains the champion of organic cotton. Supported by long-term relationships between producers and clients (agreement between the Union of National Cotton Producers and the American brand Victoria Secret), Burkina Faso production grew by 53%. African production amounted to 5899 tonnes in 2013/14, up 14% from 2012/13. Burkina Faso’s place, however modest in world production, is about 5%, according to the latest report by Textile Exchange (see CommodAfrica: Organic cotton at a crossroads ). With 3752 tons, Tanzania remains the first African producer ( 63.6% of total production ), up 11%, and with the highest yields (317 kg / hectare). It is followed by Burkina Faso ( 14.7%), Uganda ( 11.9% ), Benin (7.2%), Mali (2.2%), Senegal (0.4%) and Madagascar (0.1%). While Madagascar in 2013/14 became the seventh African producer of organic cotton, Ethiopia would soon join the club, about 4600 hectares of land being in retraining. However, Textile Exchange anticipates a slight decline of the African organic cotton production for 2014/15. Benin’s production recorded the highest growth rate (+ 86%), the Organization for the Promotion of Benin Organic Farming (OBEPAB) claimed the main producer almost doubling the quantities produced. A straight increase to 50% increase in yields, 39% of areas and 33% in the number of farmers, according OBEPAB. Also Textile Exchange, producers were attracted by the proposals Sonapra, the price offered for Fairtrade cotton. However, cotton farmers appear to have been penalized by delays in payments from Sonapra which affected production in 2014/15. More Articles You Would Love Will YouTube Pay You if You Buy YouTube Views? #KFW: Jose Hendo, J & Keine Mbabazi And MD Morine @ Kampala Fashion Week 2015, Uganda In Mali, the internal management problems of the main union of producers, Mobiom, including payment delays have meant that producers have abandoned organic. So production has fallen from 75% in 2013/14 with a very low yield (116 kl / ha). In Senegal, a new collaboration between the Swedish company Mapro System, specializing in agricultural mechanization, and the National Union of Agricultural Cooperatives of Senegal (UNCAS) launched in 2014, creating 1,000 organic farms in Senegal, 3500 futures. Each farm will start with 100 hectares which will be practiced agriculture, livestock and forestry. Organic cotton could benefit from this project. Read more political/economical related articles here Socio-Politics Read More On Burkina Faso african producers cottonburkina fasocottoncotton in africacotton manufacturerscotton produced in africafashionMali Share FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinWhatsappTelegramEmail More For You Deisngers From Ghana, Ivory Coast, Ethiopia, Senegal & More To Showcase At Switzerland’s... South Africa’s Ekasi Fashion Week 2023 Set To Be Hosted At A Taxi... Here Is How Ghanaian Celebrities Arrived At The EMY Africa Brunch With Hollywood... Nigerian Brand Yahara NGR Presents The Lookbook For It’s Modest ‘RAMADAN 2023’ Collection #OOTD: Shanty Town Actress Ini Edo Serves Relentlessly In Her Jaw Dropping Medlin... Jewish Organizations Reject Kanye West’s Apology “He Needs To Do A Bit More... Pretty Sudanese Lady Goes Instantly Viral After She Puts On Blast Her Makeup... 5 Major Reasons Why Your Hair Is Breaking VIDEO: Fox News Host Jessie Watters Explains Kamala Harris’s $100M Check Is A... #BIKINIBAE: Discover Allie Redmond, The Pretty Damsel So Elegantly Serving Viral Swimwear Looks You must log in to post a comment.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.