Home / Knowledge / News / Textiles / Brazil's cotton growing technique to benefit other nations
Brazil's cotton growing technique to benefit other nations
20
Feb '13
Brazil, the fifth-largest cotton producer in the world, has signed an agreement with the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) for passing on its cotton cultivation techniques to other countries in South America.
 
Under the agreement signed last year, the Brazilian Government will offer training and technical assistance for cotton cultivation to small farmers in other developing countries, especially in South America and Haiti, over the next four years.
 
The program aims to transfer the successful cotton growing techniques adapted by Brazilian farmers to other countries, which would bring greater incomes and better quality of life to their counterparts in other countries.
 
Under the project, the interests and needs of each participating countries would be first identified, prior to providing training and technical assistance.
 
So far, Paraguay, Peru and Bolivia have expressed interest to participate in the program and the first meeting to formulate projects for individual countries is likely to get underway this month.
 
The Brazilian Association of Cotton Producers (ABRAPA) and Brazilian Agricultural Research Corporation (EMBRAPA) will provide technology for the program, while the Brazilian Cotton Institute (IBA) will invest US$ 10 million in the program.
 
Another US$ 10 million will be provided in the form of administrative and operational support by the Brazilian Cooperation Agency of the Ministry of Foreign Relations (MRE).
 
Cotton growers in Brazil are known for using environmentally sound practices for growing organic cotton, without the use of pesticides.
 
Moreover, Brazil has significantly higher cotton production capacity compared to other countries in the region.
 
Currently, Brazilian cotton production stands at an average of 1.5 million tons per year, next only to China, India, the United States and Pakistan. In comparison, Argentina, the second-largest cotton producer in South America, grows only about 160,000 tons of cotton annually.
 

Fibre2fashion News Desk - India

Must ReadView All

Md Siddiqur Rahman, president, BGMEA, addressing a press conference with other dignitaries. Courtesy: BGMEA

Apparel/Garments | On 29th May 2017

BGMEA asks govt for 5% incentive for 2 years in Budget

The Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association...

Textiles | On 29th May 2017

Special package creates 7,50,000 jobs in garment sector

The special garment package of Rs 6,000 crore that was introduced by...

Textiles | On 29th May 2017

Tintex, Bruckner bring new effects to knitted fabric

The textile company Tintex has joined hands with the system supplier...

Interviews View All

Giovanni Pizzamiglio, Paolo Crespi & Riccardo Robustelli
Epson, For.Tex & F.lli Robustelli

‘The percentage share of printing in the global textile market is pretty...

Veronique Lee
Modavanti

‘Sustainable fashion is trending upwards, slowly but surely, as people...

Subhashini Srinivasan
The S Studio

Ethnicwear market will see an upward trend if uniqueness and quality are...

Larry L Kinn
Suominen Corporation

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

Mohammad Hassan
Biax Fiberfilm

About one in every 20 patients picks up an infection while hospitalised....

Paolo Ocleppo
Sandvik Hyperion

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

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...

Sonam & Paras Modi
SVA

Sonam and Paras Modi's Sva Couture is synonymous with head-turning...

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

news category


Related Categories:
May 2017

May 2017

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

SUBSCRIBE


Browse Our Archives

GO


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