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Cotton output to jump three-fold by 2014-15
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Aug '10
With an aim to increase country's cotton production three-fold, Tanzania is all set to cultivate genetically modified cotton and offer additional credits to farmers, according to the Tanzania Cotton Board. The legal framework for genetically modified cotton strain, or BT cotton production have been done and trials in this would be started soon.

It has been expected that the production of lint cotton may increase up to 270,000 metric tons by the year 2014-15 from this seasons estimated output of 90,000 tons through improved productivity, by offering more credits to farmers and bringing contract farming on fore.

As farmers will be provided inputs on credits as well as reliable extension services through the co-operation of private sector and the government, productivity of cotton will improve. Commercial banks will provide loans for contract farming, and plans to set up an agricultural bank was being finalizing by the government.

Followed by Egypt, Nigeria, Burkina Faso and Benin, Tanzania is the fifth largest lint-cotton producer of Africa. Around 500,000 farmers of Tanzania cultivate cotton on 485,000 hectares (1.2 million acres) of land in northern, coastal and western regions of the country, which produces medium fibre variety of crop, informed the board.

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