Home / Knowledge / News / Textiles / Zimbabwean govt to revive cotton production: Minister
Zimbabwean govt to revive cotton production: Minister
08
Oct '13
The Zimbabwean Government is looking at reviving cotton production in the country and would be probing into the factors responsible for the sharp fall in production of the crop over the past year, Minister of Finance and Economic Development Patrick Chinamasa said.
 
The Minister said this while speaking at a press meet organized to unveil the US$ 161 million agriculture input support program of the Government for crop and livestock for 2013-14 season. 
 
According to the Minister, cotton production in the country is estimated to have dropped from 283,000 tons in 2012 to 145,000 this year against the targeted 250,000 tons.
 
Zimbabwe hit an all time high in cotton production in 2000 with an output of 353,000 tons, and the Government intends to re-establish the cotton production at the same level, he added.
 
Noting that cotton along with all its value chain, is a key cash crop for the nation, which earns considerable foreign exchange for the country, the Minister said that the Government is not pleased to see that traditional cotton growers are shifting to other high return generating crops like tobacco. 
 
Mr. Chinamasa said the Ministry of Agriculture, Mechanization and Irrigation Development would be looking into every value chain to identify what is going wrong and where, so that the Government could accordingly plan where it needs to intervene.
 
The Zimbabwean Government even intends to draft a policy intended at stimulating cotton production in the country, he added.
 
Meanwhile, the Cotton Ginners Association (CGA) has estimated that during the 2013 marketing season, which ran from April end till August, cotton arrival plummeted by nearly 60 percent. 
 

Fibre2fashion News Desk - India

Must ReadView All

Apparel/Garments | On 27th Mar 2017

NYCEDC announces $51mn package for NYC garment industry

New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC), in...

Apparel/Garments | On 27th Mar 2017

Fynd raises $500K Series A funding from Venture Catalysts

Fynd, an online to offline (O2O) e-commerce fashion marketplace, has...

Apparel/Garments | On 27th Mar 2017

India's fashion market to touch $30 bn by 2020: Report

The fashion market in India is estimated at $70 billion in 2016, with ...

Interviews View All

Abhimanyu Singh Rathore & Barbara Anna Kosiorek
Kannbar

‘Blending cultures is the true beauty of fashion, where one’s imagination...

Smarth Bansal
Colorjet India Limited

We would like to venture more companies into the Indian market

Shiladitya K Joshi
Truetzschler India Private Limited

India ITME provides a platform to interact with our stakeholders

Larry L Kinn
Suominen Corporation

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

Marten Alkhagen
Swerea IVF AB

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

Iago Castro Asensio
RCfil Distribuciones S.L.

Iago Castro Asensio, International Business Manager of RCfil...

Yash P. Kotak
Bombay Hemp Company

One of the directors of Bombay Hemp Company, Yash P. Kotak, speaks to...

Judy Frater
Somaiya Kala Vidya

Among the many honours showered on Frater, including Fulbright and Ford...

Sanjukta Dutta
Sanjukta's Studio

<b>Sanjukta Dutta</b> creates unique garments by clubbing prints of...

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
March 2017

March 2017

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

SUBSCRIBE


Browse Our Archives

GO


eNEWS
Insights
Subscribe today and get the latest News update in your mail box.
Advanced Search