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Syrian govt paying great attention to cotton sector
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The Syrian Government is paying great attention to the country's cotton sector, and is providing facilities to cultivators and setting up specialized institutions to effectively implement the various policy measures.

Globally, Syrian cotton is counted amongst the best cotton owing to its excellent fibre variety and high yields. In fact, the country is regarded as a pioneer in the field of cotton production.

In Syria, cotton cultivation is important as cotton and its allied sectors provide employment to thousands of people at various stages from sowing of seeds to supply of cotton to gins.

The Ministry of Agriculture has planned to increase production to 770,000 tons during 2011-12 cotton season, as against 714,000 tons produced during the last season. It is also making an effort to increase the area under cotton plantation.

This season, the Ministry has targeted to bring 192,430 hectares of land under irrigated cotton. Last season, the Ministry was able to bring 165,462 hectares of land under irrigated cotton, achieving 90 percent of its target of 183,657 hectares.

Due to the support provided by the Government to cotton sector, Syria today boasts of a developed cotton textile industry, especially in Aleppo, which has become known for its good quality textiles.

Syria also produces organic cotton, which is grown without the use of pesticides or fertilizers. It is ranked third, after India and Turkey, in the world in production of organic cotton. It first exported it in 2008 and currently the country is exporting it to 18 countries.

Syria has indigenously developed safe biological control technology, which eliminates the need to use poisonous or harmful chemical pesticides during the growth of cotton.

Still, cotton production in Syria is not without problems. Frequent drought and attacks by insects affected the crop productivity during previous cotton season.

Fibre2fashion News Desk - India


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