Home / Knowledge / News / Textiles / Zimbabweans scout for cotton farming land
Zimbabweans scout for cotton farming land
23
Apr '11
Tom Jele, Chief Executive Officer of the Swaziland Cotton Board (SCB) revealed that, investors from Zimbabwe are hunting for land in the country to undertake cotton cultivation.

The investors may probably join forces with South Africa's Industrial Development Corporation (IDC), which too is looking for a 1,000 hectares plot, with abundant availability of water, he said.

Jele stated that, they would link up the investors with IDC so that they can work jointly. IDC was searching for a land, and thus they were viewing this as an opportunity to associate with someone with technical know-how, he added.

Their expectations for the IDC land faded out, owing to their failure to acquire land under the first phase of the Lower Usuthu Smallholder Irrigation Project (LUSIP), which spanned 6,000 hectares, he said. Their efforts did not materialize as sugarcane was given the first priority, he added.

In the mean time, he said that they had suspended their talks with IDC, owing to the SCB's failure to acquire a plot with adequate water supply.

This effort to secure a 1,000 hectares plot for IDC to undertake cotton cultivation was looked upon to help the textile firms in the country to cut down on their cotton imports.

Fibre2fashion News Desk - India

Must ReadView All

Textiles | On 20th Jan 2017

TEA expects budget to upscale textile skill industry

The Tiruppur Exporters’ Association (TEA) has requested the Central...

Textiles | On 20th Jan 2017

Bangladesh could earn $60 billion in exports by 2021

Bangladesh is expected to earn over $60 billion in exports by the...

Courtesy: PIB

Textiles | On 20th Jan 2017

Govt to help Tangaliya weavers purchase looms: Irani

Government of India will facilitate Tangaliya weavers in purchase of...

Interviews View All

Rashi Menda
Zapyle

Every fifth sale we make on Zapyle is a repeat purchase

Mukesh Agarwal & Rajesh Agarwal
Madhuram Fincap Pvt Ltd

Increasing prices and lack of demand main issues facing industry

Spokesperson
Hugo Boss

'Hugo Boss works with carefully selected sourcing partners'

Urs Stalder
Sanitized AG

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

Kerem Durdag
Biovation II LLC

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

Mark Paterson
Technical Absorbents Ltd

Mark Paterson, R&D manager of Technical Absorbents Ltd talks about Super...

Ritu Kumar
Label Ritu Kumar

‘Classics will return’ "There are a lot of people wearing western clothes ...

Prathyusha Garimella
Prathyusha Garimella

Hyderabad-based designer Prathyusha Garimella is known for blending...

Rupa Sood and Sharan Apparao
Nayaab

Nayaab, an exhibition meant to celebrate Indian weaves, is in its second...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


editorial@fibre2fashion.com

Letter To Editor






(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies





SEARCH
January 2017

January 2017

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

SUBSCRIBE


Browse Our Archives

GO


eNEWS
Insights
Subscribe today and get the latest News update in your mail box.
Advanced Search