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WACOT trains Nigerian cotton growers on advanced farming
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Aug '12
Nigeria’s West African Cotton Company Limited (WACOT) has initiated a training programme on advanced farming techniques for around 3500 farmers from the country’s Zamfara and Katsina states.  
 
Addressing a workshop in Mairuwa in Funtua Local Government Area, Mr. Subirkumar Dey, General Manager of WACOT, said poor cotton picking methods and unorganised markets impose serious impediments for cotton producers and the programme aims to rectify these problems by increasing production and systematically marketing the cotton crop.
 
The training has been designed in compliance with the Federal Government seed multiplication programme under Gross Enhancement Scheme (GES) and will follow the similar pre-set goals mentioned under the Memorandum of Understanding between WACOT and the Federal government.
 
As per the programme, an area of total 12,000 hectares of cultivated land has been included this year and the training programme is part of an effort to increase Nigeria’s cotton production from the current 150,000 tons to 400,000 tons by 2015.
 
Mr. Dey said WACOT will provide its help and expertise in the production of sufficient amount of breeder seeds, foundation and certified seeds, as well as quality fertilisers to the cotton growers. The company’s products like Wacot Bounty, bio-stimulants (Maxi-crop) and crop protection chemicals (Sharp Shooter) have been made available as per the requirements of the farmers, he added.
 
The representative of the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development and the Deputy Director and Project leader of ‘Cotton Value Chain’, Mr. Damiloa Eniayeju stressed on the need of making people see cotton production improvement as a feasible and profitable business enterprise in Nigeria.
 
He emphasized that cotton farming sector creates ample job opportunities for people. He also requested farmers to adopt advanced farming techniques in order to achieve success, similar to that achieved by cotton farmers in other African and European nations.
 
While appreciating WACOT’s commitment towards improving cotton production, he said the seed multiplication project would definitely aid purified, good and quality seed production. 
 

Fibre2fashion News Desk - India


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