Home / Knowledge / News / Textiles / Paraguay & Brazil sign cotton cooperation agreement
Paraguay & Brazil sign cotton cooperation agreement
14
Apr '14
Courtesy: MRE
Courtesy: MRE
The central South American country of Paraguay has signed an international cooperation agreement with Brazil and the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), with the aim of combating the pest weevil that has been damaging the cotton fields in the country, and increasing cotton production.

According to a statement issued by the Paraguayan Ministry of Foreign Relations (MRE), the agreement ‘Strengthening Cooperation Program of the Cotton Sector through South-South Cooperation’ was signed between Paraguayan Minister of Foreign Affairs Eladio Loizaga, United Nations (UN) resident coordinator in Paraguay Dona Cecilia Ugaz and Fernando Jose Marroni de Abreu, director general of the Brazilian Cooperation Agency (ABC) at the MRE office in the Paraguayan capital city of Asuncion.

The program forms part of the Paraguayan Government’s efforts to revive the cotton sector of the country in order to make it as an income generating crop for farm families in Paraguay, through establishing various policies that could improve the production capacity and provide technical assistance to cotton growers in the nation.

Under the agreement, the program would be funded by the Brazilian Cotton Institute (IBA) through the ABC and the Brazilian Agricultural Research Corporation (EMBRAPA), with a total budget of US$ 2.03 million.

Minister Eladio Loizaga expressed gratitude on behalf of Paraguayan Minister of Agriculture Jorge Gattini and said that the cooperation agreement signed between the two countries is the most important, since it is a project that would be beneficial to the rural families.

The signing of the agreement demonstrates the commitments of the Governments of Brazil and Paraguay towards developing the cotton industry that could lead to further development of the textile industry in the country, he added.

Mr. Fernando Jose Marroni de Abreu of ABC, said the framework of the South-South Cooperation aims to implement family farming in Paraguay as well as revive the cotton sector of the country, especially combating the weevil pest that has been destroying the crop.

Fibre2fashion News Desk - India


Must ReadView All

Textiles | On 23rd Jun 2017

Textile ministry organises training workshop on GST

The ministry of textiles had organised training workshop on GST which ...

Apparel/Garments | On 23rd Jun 2017

Uware Brands into licensing agreement with Polaroid

Uware Brands has entered into a licensing agreement with Polaroid for ...

Textiles | On 23rd Jun 2017

Ralph Lauren ex-president Tiger of Sweden's new CEO

Hans-Christian Meyer, former president of Ralph Lauren Corporation,...

Interviews View All

Binoy Ravjani
Hero's Fashion

‘One of the recent trends in hand block printing is the indigo process,...

Awen Delaval
Samatoa

'Natural fibres are appreciated for traditional authenticity'

Rahul Bhadani
Looksgud

Navigating through catalogues is a bit hasslesome

Lynda Kelly
Suominen Corporation

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

Eric Scholler
Groz-Beckert

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

Johan Berlin
InvestKonsult Sweden AB

Investkonsult Sweden AB has been buying and selling second-hand textile...

Jay Ramrakhiani
Occasions Elegance Wear

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

Robert Brunner
Devereux

Golfwear and menswear brand Devereux is set for greener pastures. Robert...

Madhu Jain
Madhu Jain

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

news category


Related Categories:
June 2017

June 2017

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

SUBSCRIBE


Browse Our Archives

GO


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