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

Pakistan govt notifies 50% duty drawback on exports

Textiles | On 21st Oct 2017

Pakistan govt notifies 50% duty drawback on exports

The Pakistan government has notified the ‘Duty Drawback of Taxes...

Ghana sets up task force to clamp down on textile piracy

Textiles | On 21st Oct 2017

Ghana sets up task force to clamp down on textile piracy

Ghana’s ministry of trade and industry has set up a taskforce to...

Courtesy: Coach

Fashion | On 21st Oct 2017

US company Coach to change name to Tapestry from Oct 31

Coach Inc., a New York-based house of modern luxury accessories and...

Interviews View All

Top executives
Textile industry, India

Such fairs are a must for industry to showcase new innovations

Headhonchos
Textiles & allied industry

Textiles industry is always in the forefront in accepting latest technology

Mandeep Nagi
Shades of India

Women value something that is unique and has a flavour of India

C Dhandayuthapani

MAG Solvics Private Limited was established in 1991 to design and develop...

Rikesh Mistry

Jupiter Comtex Pvt Ltd, established in 1973, started its textile machinery ...

Suresh P Bagrecha

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

Giorgio Mantovani
Corman S.p.A

Giorgio Mantovani, MD of Corman, with a presence in both Milano and New...

Kai Poehler
Voith Paper GmbH & Co. KG

The glass mat industry is growing by five to eight per cent annually. Kai...

Marten Alkhagen
Swerea IVF AB

Marten Alkhagen, Senior Scientist - Nonwoven and Technical Textiles of...

Silvia Venturini Fendi
Fendi s.r.l

"Yes, my confidence and positive attitude are my strengths and should be...

Akta Adani
India Boulevard

India Boulevard is a San Francisco-based curated fashion marketplace that...

Aditi Somani
Aditi Somani

Aditi Somani specialises in luxury fusion wear with international cuts 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
77.1%
No
12.9%
Skip
10.0%

Total Votes: 70

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
61.4%
No
28.6%
Skip
10.0%

Total Votes: 70

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
85.7%
No
10.0%
Skip
4.3%

Total Votes: 70

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
75.7%
No
11.4%
Skip
12.9%

Total Votes: 70


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