Home / Knowledge / News / Textiles / Tanzania's cotton exports touch US$81.52mn in 2012
Tanzania's cotton exports touch US$81.52mn in 2012
14
Mar '13
Tanzania made about US$ 81.52 million in cotton exports during 2012.
 
As compared to previous year’s output of 255,000 tons, Tanzania produced 355,000 tons of cotton during 2012-13, 80 percent of which was shipped to Asia, Mr. Gabriel Mwalo, Ag Director General of the Tanzania Cotton Board (TCB) told East African Business Week.
 
The increase in cotton output is mainly attributable to rise in world cotton prices and the Government’s efforts to encourage farmers by providing subsidies, he said.
 
However, there are high variations in crop output as cotton production is mainly undertaken by small farmers holding around 0.5-10 acres, averaging to 1.5 acres, who mainly rely on manual work and rain-fed irrigation, he added.
 
Presently, around 400,000-500,000 hectares of area in the country is under cotton production, Mr. Mwalo said.
 
He said sub-standard inputs coupled with the dependence of farmers on rain and manual work are some of the key challenges confronting the sector.
 
Being a key employment generating sector, the Tanzanian cotton industry provides livelihood to about 500,000 rural people.
 

Fibre2fashion News Desk - India


Must ReadView All

Courtesy: Ministry of Trade and Industry, Singapore

Textiles | On 22nd Feb 2018

Final version of CPTPP pact released; to be signed in March

The final version of the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for...

Amazon India crosses 3 lakh seller base in less than 5 yrs

Apparel/Garments | On 22nd Feb 2018

Amazon India crosses 3 lakh seller base in less than 5 yrs

Amazon recently claimed to have crossed the three-lakh seller base in ...

Indian e-retail market may see 250% growth in 3 yrs: Crisil

Apparel/Garments | On 22nd Feb 2018

Indian e-retail market may see 250% growth in 3 yrs: Crisil

India’s e-retail market may rise by 250 per cent in the next three...

Interviews View All

Abhishek Samdaria
Reflete

GST will certainly reduce a lot of paperwork in future

Prabu Mohanram
Balavigna Weaving Mills Pvt Ltd

The biggest challenge that the weaving industry faces is high price

Headhonchos
Indian textile value chain

Adopt innovative techniques, go for automisation rather than being...

Sandip Bhojani, Manthan Patel

Krypthm Tradelink LLP is a Surat-based manufacturer of westernwear....

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 ...

Eric Scholler
Groz-Beckert

The Indian market has huge potential in technical textiles, and by far,...

Silke Brand-Kirsch
Schlegel und Partner

Silke Brand-Kirsch, executive partner of Schlegel und Partner, a leading...

Lynda Kelly
Suominen Corporation

Suominen Corporation is a manufacturer of nonwovens as roll goods for...

Anisha Chaudhari
Threads & Shirts

Threads & Shirts is a freshly-tailored concept providing men/women a...

Madhu Jain
Madhu Jain

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

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

February 2018

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
70.6%
No
12.7%
Skip
16.7%

Total Votes: 102

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
63.7%
No
29.4%
Skip
6.9%

Total Votes: 102

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
88.2%
No
8.8%
Skip
2.9%

Total Votes: 102

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
83.3%
No
7.8%
Skip
8.8%

Total Votes: 102


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