Home / Knowledge / News / Textiles / India-based Sara Cotton to farm in Ethiopia
India-based Sara Cotton to farm in Ethiopia
08
Aug '11
India-based Sara Cotton Fibers Private Limited will invest $6.4 million, has it has raised through a mix of equity and debt, in order to fund its plans, to undertake cotton farming in Ethiopia and will produce 50,000 bales of cotton. (One bale = 180 kgs), which it will be selling to leading spinning mills in India, Pakistan, China, and Sri Lanka.

Initially, Sara Cotton will cultivate cotton on around 25,000 acres and has targeted revenues of $50 million in the next 18-24 months. Over a 5-7 year period, the cotton company plans to increase the acreage to 500,000 acres.

Sara Cotton has tied up with Israel based Hazera Genetics, a leading international player with presence in 60 countries in breeding, production and marketing of innovative hybrid seeds of vegetables and field crop seeds and with US based John Deere for agricultural equipments.

It is also planning a community development program as a CSR measure by helping the local community in establishing schools & hospitals. Further it also plans to open Agroskill Development Institute (ADLI) wherein, skilled agro technicians and laborers will be given theoretical and practical training.

Fibre2fashion spoke exclusively with Mr KS Sundhar Rajan, Group Financial Controller, Sara Cotton Fibers who said, “The Ethiopian government has also recently announced cotton as a priority sector for the country and offers a very investor friendly climate for corporate. Incentives for our expansion include a three-year tax holiday, duty-free machinery imports and duty-free import of spares up to 15% of the machinery value.

Fibre2fashion News Desk - India


Must ReadView All

Serbian economy minister Goran Knezevic (left) and Taypa president Mesut Toprak after signing the MoU. Courtesy: Serbian Government/SeeNews

Textiles | On 20th Oct 2017

Turkish group Taypa to build textile factory in Serbia

Turkish textile group Taypa will invest euro 35 million ($41.2...

China’s textile & apparel exports rise 4.3% in Sept ’17

Textiles | On 20th Oct 2017

China’s textile & apparel exports rise 4.3% in Sept ’17

Registering an increase of 4.3 per cent year-on-year, the exports of...

Courtesy: Messe Frankfurt

Textiles | On 20th Oct 2017

Heimtextil to focus on textile solutions for architects

Heimtextil 2018, world's leading trade fair for home and contract...

Interviews View All

Akash Khetan
Narayan Tex Fab

I find it hard to find professionals in Surat

Amardeep Singh
Orient Craft

'In export markets, the trend in terms of embroidery, is towards matte...

Arvind Saraf
Triveni Sarees

e-Commerce is still evolving fast with constant flux and surprises

Vikas Banduke

Softech Controls Private Limited (SCPL) is a part of the Cotmac Group, an...

Nitesh Mittal

Kusumgar Corporates is a leading manufacturer of technical textiles and...

Suresh P Bagrecha

Komal Texfab, founded in 1981, is into manufacturing of knitted fabrics,...

Suresh Patel
Sidwin Fabric

Sidwin Fabric is a manufacturer and exporter of polypropylene textiles and ...

Paolo Ocleppo
Sandvik Hyperion

Paolo Ocleppo, Rotary Cutting Segment manager, Sandvik Hyperion discusses...

Urs Stalder
Sanitized AG

Urs Stalder, CEO, Sanitized AG, talks about the increasing use of hygiene...

Wendell Rodricks
Wendell Rodricks

"We should not compare India and the West. There are things we do that...

Nisha Chanda
Whistling Woods International School of Fashion

<div>A lack of upgraded courses in costume designing and fashion as per...

Madhu Jain
Madhu Jain

She grew up in the walled city of Old Delhi, completed her studies, and...

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

October 2017

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

news category


Related Categories:

Planning to Take the Leap towards
Sustainability?

Do you see sustainability as a route to business growth?

Yes No

Do you think the sustainability space has the needed tools and resources available for a business to lead change?

Yes No

Active Poll

Do you see sustainability as a route to business growth?

Yes
77.9%
No
13.2%
Skip
8.8%

Total Votes: 68

Do you think adopting a sustainable approach will be a profitable move for your business?

Yes No

Active Poll

Do you think the sustainability space has the needed tools and resources available for a business to lead change?

Yes
61.8%
No
27.9%
Skip
10.3%

Total Votes: 68

Do you want the world to know about your sustainability journey and your business’ environmental footprint?

Yes No

Active Poll

Do you think adopting a sustainable approach will be a profitable move for your business?

Yes
85.3%
No
10.3%
Skip
4.4%

Total Votes: 68

Thanks for your valuable feedback. Claim your free latest sustainability e-book.

Active Poll

Do you want the world to know about your sustainability journey and your business’ environmental footprint?

Yes
75.0%
No
11.8%
Skip
13.2%

Total Votes: 68


E-News Insight
Subscribe Today and Get the
Latest News Update in Your Mail Box.
Advanced Search