Home / Knowledge / News / Textiles / Burkina Faso seeks to hike cotton output by 50%
Burkina Faso seeks to hike cotton output by 50%
Sep '10
Alain Yoda, Foreign Affairs Minister of Burkina Faso recently divulged that, his country was eyeing to produce around 400,000 tons of cotton during the 2009-10 plantation season.

The Minister while speaking to the media divulged that, he had discussions with the Managing Director of the French Development Agency (AFD), Dov Zerah, regarding examining the probabilities to raise the overall production of the country by 50 percent, when compared to its current production.

They intend to quickly raise the overall cotton production to 600,000 tons. Also that, they are looking for French and European associates who could help them to raise the yield of cotton in the country, Yoda said and added that, only when the cotton production in the country increases, would it be able to facilitate value addition for the country.

Cotton contributes to around 60 percent of the country's exports, while generating around three million direct and indirect employment opportunities.

Cotton is an important commodity for the country and that, as of now, they are contended with the quantity of cotton produced in the country. But then they should be investigating alternatives like raising production so that, they don't face any adversities in future.

Fibre2fashion News Desk - India

Must ReadView All

Courtesy: Myntra

Apparel/Garments | On 3rd Dec 2016

Myntra to be EBITA positive by FY18: CEO Narayanan

Myntra is on track to achieve sustainable growth and be EBITA...

Courtesy: India ITME Society

Textiles | On 3rd Dec 2016

India ITME 2016 opens with over 1050 exhibitors

The India International Textile Machinery Exhibition (India ITME)...

Courtesy: Bruckner

Textiles | On 3rd Dec 2016

Indian textile companies opt for Brückner stenter lines

Indian textile firms Laxmipati Sarees, makers of polyester sarees and ...

Interviews View All

Yash Agarwal
Hitansh Online

Every market region has its own culture and trends

Siddharth Biyani
Mangalam Industries Pvt Ltd

‘The manufacturing sector is improving day-by-day, becoming better in...

Angelina Francesca Cheang

'Consumers in the age-group 21 to 38 are driving the activewear trend'

Kerem Durdag
Biovation II LLC

Kerem Durdag, CEO, Biovation II LLC, provides an insight into future...

Larry L Kinn
Suominen Corporation

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

Urs Stalder
Sanitized AG

Urs Stalder, CEO, Sanitized AG, talks about the increasing use of hygiene...

Jay Ramrakhiani
Occasions Elegance Wear

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

Judy Frater
Somaiya Kala Vidya

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

Robert Brunner

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

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

December 2016

December 2016

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


Browse Our Archives


Advanced Search