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Initiative to help increase organic cotton production in Africa
Oct '08
Initiatives between Department for International Development, Britain and Economic and Monetary Union of West Africa (UEMOA) have paved the way for the economic progress of Mali and Burkina Faso regions of Africa.

Under the co-development programme the textile industries of Brittany (west) in France will be receiving almost 1,000 tons of bio cotton fair from Africa, in the month of December.

Nearly 5,000 growers in Burkina Faso and Mali will be getting approximately 743,000 euros, out of which one third will be financed by UEMOA and the rest by the textile enterprises of Brittany region to help them divert from pesticides consuming cotton to growing the organic variety.

There are many textile enterprises in Brittany which are eager to get organic cotton for production purposes as the demand of eco friendly products has increased considerably in the international market.

The purpose behind this co-development programme is to grow exports of these two African regions to nearly 3,000 tons by 2010. Last year, the total production of organic cotton in entire West Africa came around 1,900 tons.

Industry insiders believe that such initiatives can help various regions of Africa strengthen their economy.

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