Home / Knowledge / News / Textiles / Govt support can boost contract farming in cotton: TCB
Govt support can boost contract farming in cotton: TCB
11
Sep '13
The Tanzania Cotton Board (TCB) has sought Government support for boosting contract farming in the East African country.
 
TCB acting director general Gabriel Mwalo recently said that contract farming is the best way through which cotton farmers can reap maximum output. 
 
Cotton farming in Tanzania suffers mainly due to constraints like use of uncertified cotton seeds, lack of farming machinery as well as little or no use of fertilizers, and contract farming is the answer to all these constraints, he said.
 
Under the system, farmers would enter into written contracts with buyers to supply specific quantities of crops for which the latter would undertake to pay a pre-determined price and also supply farmers with appropriate farming inputs, pesticides, etc. on loan basis.
 
Mr. Mwalo said there is great potential in contract farming which has yet not been exploited, as investors hesitate to invest adequately in the system either due to lack of stringent norms or for the want of Government support.
 
Due attention and intervention by the Government can help in developing a sustainable environment for contract farming and enhance crop output, he added.
 
According to TCB, average cotton output per acre in Tanzania presently stands at around 250-300 kg, which can be raised to 1,200-1,500 kg per acre if some basic issues impeding cotton production are addressed and the Government intervenes and supports contract farming.
 
With over 400,000 farmers engaged in cotton farming, the country reaped around 360,000 tons of cotton during last season, 57 percent more than 255,000 tons produced in 2011-12.
 
According to the Bank of Tanzania's Monthly Economic Review for July 2013, the country made around US$ 159.3 million in cotton exports during the cotton year that ended in June 2013, above previous year’s exports of US$ 87.6 million.
 
TCB is the regulatory authority responsible for promoting production, processing and marketing of cotton in Tanzania.
 

Fibre2fashion News Desk - India


Must ReadView All

Textiles | On 20th Sep 2017

India needs to double cotton farmers’ income: top official

India needs to double the income of cotton farmers and non-farmers...

Textiles | On 20th Sep 2017

Pakistan seeks more JVs with China: textile minister

The Pakistani Government wants to forge more joint ventures (JVs)...

Apparel/Garments | On 20th Sep 2017

Egypt’s garment exports touch $941 million in 8 months

Egypt's garment exports touched $941 million in the first eight...

Interviews View All

Top executives
Textile industry, India

The event should be organised every year

Divyesh Mashruwala
Akshar Industries

Surat dominates foiling, embossing and pleating

Pinkesh Jain
Everflow Petrofils Ltd

‘An innovative technology which India needs desperately is the...

Paolo Ocleppo
Sandvik Hyperion

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

Ashok Desai
Bombay Textile Research Association

Bombay Textile Research Association (BTRA) is a leading name in textile...

Eamonn Tighe
Nature Works LLC

Eamonn Tighe, Fibres and Nonwovens - Business Development Manager of...

Jay Ramrakhiani
Occasions Elegance Wear

It is believed that by early 19th century, Varanasi weavers had moved away ...

Ritu Kumar
Label Ritu Kumar

‘Classics will return’ "There are a lot of people wearing western clothes ...

Igor Chapurin
Chapurin

"Now we can see the Russian trend in international fashion. And Russian...

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

September 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
74.5%
No
12.8%
Skip
12.8%

Total Votes: 47

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
61.7%
No
25.5%
Skip
12.8%

Total Votes: 47

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
87.2%
No
6.4%
Skip
6.4%

Total Votes: 47

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
70.2%
No
10.6%
Skip
19.1%

Total Votes: 47


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