Home / Knowledge / News / Textiles / Minister advises farmers to shun organic cotton
Minister advises farmers to shun organic cotton
Jan '10
The Minister of Agriculture has exhorted farmers in the cotton belt of Northern Uganda to grow more cotton and other food crops to alleviate poverty. Cotton production in this belt has dipped alarmingly in the last few years.

The Minister, Aggrey Bagiire who was on a fact-finding mission and told the farmers that the government had provided free good quality cotton seeds to the farmers, along with which pumps and pesticides were provided at subsidized costs.

However, the minister was critical of organic cotton. He told the farmers that the yields from growing organic cotton was very less when compared to cultivating conventional cotton as yields cannot be good without using pesticides and fertilisers.

He advised the cotton farmers to not fall in to the trap of growing organic cotton as an acre of conventional cotton yields between 1,500-2,000 kg, while one gets just about 150 kg from cultivating organic cotton in the same size area.

He said the only way to improve a cotton farmer's income was to adopt good agronomical practices and remunerative global cotton prices, which will lead to an increase in national cotton production, as farmers would get drawn to growing cotton.

Fibre2fashion News Desk - India

Must ReadView All

Apparel/Garments | On 26th Oct 2016

SGS develops 4C chemical management model for apparel

SGS, a leading inspection, auditing, certification, testing, and...

Textiles | On 26th Oct 2016

Platinum Equity acquires International Textile Group

International Textile Group (ITG) has been acquired by Platinum...

Textiles | On 26th Oct 2016

Whitehouse & URI Business Centre start RI textile network

Senator Sheldon Whitehouse and the University of Rhode Island...

Interviews View All

Milind Khandwe
Hindoostan Innovation Centre

‘Modern technical textile is an indispensable tool for science and...

Saket Garg
Garg Corporation

The biggest challenge is lack of skilled workforce and competition from...

Frank Gossmann
Rotorcraft AG

‘RT3 motto is: Do not check millimetres, check colours.’

Silke Brand-Kirsch
Schlegel und Partner

Silke Brand-Kirsch, executive partner of Schlegel und Partner, a leading...

Marten Alkhagen
Swerea IVF AB

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

Ashok Desai
Bombay Textile Research Association

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

Robert Brunner

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

Wendell Rodricks
Wendell Rodricks

"We should not compare India and the West. There are things we do that...

Sonam & Paras Modi

Sonam and Paras Modi's Sva Couture is synonymous with head-turning...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


Letter To Editor

(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies

October 2016

October 2016

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


Browse Our Archives


Advanced Search