Home / Knowledge / News / Textiles / Low grade cotton causes industry to lose US $15m annually
Low grade cotton causes industry to lose US $15m annually
Nov '10
According to the Director General of the Cotton Ginners Association, Mr Godfrey Buka, the cotton industry in Zimbabwe is losing US $15 million every year as a result of the low grade of cotton being supplied by the cotton growers.

He stated that deregulation of the sector had led to the decline in standards. Earlier Zimbabwe used to produce higher grades of cotton which enabled the domestic lint to earn a better rating in the global market.

He added that, circulation of the Statutory Instrument 142 of 2009, which controls the industry, is expected to transform the scenario.

Due to deregulation of the sector, it was no longer obligatory for the cotton growers to maintain the quality standards. The fall in quality affects the industry and costs it US $15 million yearly on the basis of the present crop size, Buka stated.

The existence of the domestic cotton sector depended on the scheme of contract farming. Under this scheme, the cotton growers were supplied with inputs. But the industry is likely to collapse once the contractors pull out themselves.

Zimbabwe has 12 registered contractors, which had fallen down from 25 in 2007, to supply inputs to the cotton growers. But, the Statutory Instrument 142 of 2009 has saved the industry from collapsing as the total yield increased by 30 percent from 207,000 tons in 2009 to 270,000 tons in 2010, he said.

According to him, if the situation is efficiently regulated, it will enable higher crop production.

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

Shawn Honeycutt
Bolger & O'Hearn

‘The Indian market is interesting and rather persistent in seeking new...

Amit Jain
Shingora Textiles Ltd

‘In terms of fabric, the fastest growing category for us is a blend of...

Pinkesh Jain
Everflow Petrofils Ltd

‘An innovative technology which India needs desperately is the...

Silke Brand-Kirsch
Schlegel und Partner

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

Giorgio Mantovani
Corman S.p.A

Giorgio Mantovani, MD of Corman, with a presence in both Milano and New...

Larry L Kinn
Suominen Corporation

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

Bani Batra

Bani Batra’s couture wedding collection is inspired by traditional Indian...

Judy Frater
Somaiya Kala Vidya

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

Mike Hoffman
Gildan Activewear SRL

Gildan Activewear, a manufacturer and marketer of branded clothing and...

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