Cotton : Togo produces 180,000 tons during 2017-2018, against 108,000 the previous season

Agriculture
Wednesday, 18 April 2018 17:37
Cotton : Togo produces 180,000 tons during 2017-2018, against 108,000 the previous season

(Togo First) - For the 2017-2018 campaign, Togo’s New Cotton Company (NSCT) eyed an output of 160,000 tons of cottonseed but finally recorded an output of 180,000 tons. This is far above the previous campaign’s output, knowingly 108,000 tons.

The new figure was released during the 11th meeting to review the regional program for integrated cotton production in Africa, organized by NSCT.

The surge in output is attributed to the many initiatives led by the government to improve agricultural productivity. A decision motivated by the fact that the sector contributes to 40% of the nation’s gross domestic product (GDP), according to the ministry of agriculture, fisheries and husbandry.

Also, it should be noted that cotton generates about 40% of Togo’s export revenues. By 2022, cotton output is expected to reach 200,000 tons, according to NSCT.

Séna Akoda

 
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