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Senegal's Kolda region to revive cotton sector under BCI
Sep '13
The ‘Better Cotton Initiative’ (BCI) has been launched in the Kolda region of the Western African country of Senegal, for the revival of the cotton sector, after its successful implementation carried out in the neighboring country of Mali. 
The cotton sector of the Kolda region would be revived within three years, following the launch of the Better Cotton Initiative, with an estimate of 760 million francs, reports Senegalese newspaper le Soleil.
The project will be financed by Solidaridad (Solidarity) organization which is based in Ghana, with support from the Society for the Development of Textiles and Fibres (SODEFITEX) of Senegal.
Boubacar Kamissoko, commercial director SODEFITEX, said in the year 2007-2008 the African cotton sector was facing a crisis which indicated there were certain constraints in the environment of cotton production, including soil fertility and high production costs.
The BCI has been launched in the country and the pilot project would take off in Kolda region with support from the National Federation of Cotton Producers (FNPC), and the Association of African Cotton Producers (APROCA), he added.
Sabaly Moussa, the president of APROCA, welcomed the launch and said it would help in boosting the regional production of cotton in the country.

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