NSCT Organizes Workshop to Boost Field Agents’ Capacities

Friday, 27 August 2021 13:27
NSCT Organizes Workshop to Boost Field Agents’ Capacities

(Togo First) - Nouvelle société cotonnière du Togo (NSCT) started last Wednesday a 3-day workshop for its new field agents. This is to reinforce their skills, according to the firm’s management.

The new agents, 82 of them in all, will be trained regarding their function - technical and commercial, and be deployed later. 

Ultimately, the workshop aims to boost Togo’s cotton production, by raising the farmer-to-field agent ratio. The NSCT expects cotton output to reach 135,000 t in the 2021-2022 season after it fell by 43% from 117,000t to 66,000 t in 2020-2021. 

To improve the situation, the company took many steps, such as disbursing CFA9 billion to refinance the current campaign - the money will be used to buy input for 180,000 hectares of planting areas - or setting up a weather alert system to foresee rain issues experienced in the previous season. It (the NSCT) also spent CFA4.6 billion to rehabilitate factories, replace spare parts, as well as purchase and install management software. 

The NSCT, a limited company, is 51% owned by the Singaporean OLAM International Group, 25% by the National Federation of Cotton Producers Group (FNGPC), and 24% by the Togolese State.

Esaïe Edoh

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