Home / Knowledge / News / Textiles / Kenyan cotton farmers to get quality seeds at lower rates
Kenyan cotton farmers to get quality seeds at lower rates
28
Dec '15
Around 10,000 Kenyan cotton farmers will get certified cotton seeds at subsidised prices before the beginning of long-rains season in 2016 from the state under the Bura Irrigation Scheme as a part of the government’s plan to increase the country’s cotton production and domestic and global market share, according to Kenyan media reports.

Bura Irrigation Scheme is a three-year programme to boost food and cash crops production in the country, implemented by the Kenyan government in the year 2014. Around 24 metric tonnes of seeds were harvested under this scheme, which will be distributed to farmers at subsidised prices.

Cotton farmers in Kenya have been planting low quality seeds since a long time, which resulted in lower quality production and made Kenyan cotton less competitive in the market. The Bura Irrigation Scheme will also enable seed bulking, ultimately enhancing the quality of production.

Kenyan cotton farmers are envisaged to plant only certified cotton seeds after the duration of this scheme.

Through the medium of this scheme, the government is working to uplift the cotton industry in the country, which saw its peak in 1984, but is now considered an ailing sector because of a sharp decline in the overall cotton production.

Kenyan government allocated Sh2 billion to promote local textiles in the country through the Ministry of Industrialisation and Enterprise Development in fiscal 2015-16. (MCJ)

Fibre2Fashion News Desk – India

Must ReadView All

Courtesy: The Irish News/Christian Cowan (Google)

Fashion | On 24th Feb 2017

Google & Christian Cowan create 'really blue' jeans

Google has partnered with British fashion designer Christian Cowan to ...

Textiles | On 24th Feb 2017

Pakistan's textile exports down 1.54% in July-Jan FY17

The value of textile and garment exports made by Pakistan decreased...

Fashion | On 24th Feb 2017

Suntchi, CFDA partner to give US designers access to China

Suntchi (Shanghai) Brand & Technology Co Ltd, a full-service...

Interviews View All

Karan Suratwala
Key Textile Accessories Private Limited

Chinese imports are destroying the supply chain

Divyesh Mashruwala
Akshar Industries

Surat dominates foiling, embossing and pleating

Priyanka
Studio Priyanka Rajiv

‘To reinvent the age-old tradition of embroidery to suit demographics and...

Iago Castro Asensio
RCfil Distribuciones S.L.

Iago Castro Asensio, International Business Manager of RCfil...

Larry L Kinn
Suominen Corporation

Larry L Kinn, Senior Vice President - Operations Americas of Suominen...

Steve Cole
Xerium Technologies

Steve Cole of Xerium Technologies discusses the industry. Xerium is the...

Jay Ramrakhiani
Occasions Elegance Wear

It is believed that by early 19th century, Varanasi weavers had moved away ...

Yash P. Kotak
Bombay Hemp Company

One of the directors of Bombay Hemp Company, Yash P. Kotak, speaks to...

Robert Brunner
Devereux

Golfwear and menswear brand Devereux is set for greener pastures. Robert...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


editorial@fibre2fashion.com

Letter To Editor






(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies





SEARCH
February 2017

February 2017

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.

SUBSCRIBE


Browse Our Archives

GO


eNEWS
Insights
Subscribe today and get the latest News update in your mail box.
Advanced Search