Togo: South Plateaux Regions Produced 16,000 t of cottons in 2023-2024 Campaign

Wednesday, 29 May 2024 16:45
Togo: South Plateaux Regions Produced 16,000 t of cottons in 2023-2024 Campaign

(Togo First) - Togo's South Plateaux Region recorded a remarkable 143% increase in cotton production for the 2023-2024 campaign, reaching 15,880 tons of seed cotton compared to 6,547 tons the previous year. This progress was shared at a workshop organized by the New Cotton Company of Togo (NSCT) in Notsè, which aimed to assess the season with cotton growers and Cotton Producer Groups (GPC).

According to stakeholders, the results crown the sustained efforts of the 16,658 cotton growers and the 616 GPCs' efficiency. Crops covered a total area of 16,658 hectares, with an average yield increasing from 698 kg/ha to 884 kg/ha.

Piyabalo Yaka, the regional director of agricultural production for the South Plateaux, attributed this success to effective coordination with the Ministry of Agriculture and partners in the sector, aligned to increase national production to 225,000 tons by 2025.

The NSCT encouraged farmers to increase cultivated areas for the upcoming campaigns to consolidate this positive trend. However, challenges such as climate variability and soil infertility remain, as highlighted by Matinkawé Kpessakom, the regional president of cotton producers.

Togo's cotton production rose to 70,000 tons for the 2023-2024 campaign, a 50% increase compared to the previous year's 46,500 tons, after two consecutive years of poor performance.

Ayi Renaud Dossavi

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