Home / Knowledge / News / Textiles / COMPACI to benefit 300,000 cotton African farmers
COMPACI to benefit 300,000 cotton African farmers
May '11
The Competitive Africa Cotton Initiative (COMPACI) is seen to benefit around 85,000 cotton farmers in Zambia, as with this initiative the Zambian cotton industry's production is likely to go up by 70 percent.

Rudy Van Gent, Principal Advisor of the Germany International Cooperation (GIZ) said that, the initiative is likely to benefit over 300,000 cotton cultivators in six countries, which includes Zambia.

COMPACI has been implemented in six nations across Africa, amongst which include, Burkina Faso, Benin, Mozambique, Zambia and Malawi.

He said this while speaking at a seminar on COMPACI and Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) Regional Framework Policy on the Cotton sector, held in Lusaka on May 4.

The project, Gent said is targeted at helping around 333,000 cotton cultivators across six African nations to enhance their productivity by 2012.

Cotton industry in Africa holds immense competitive potential, and thus efforts are being made to further strengthen it, Gent said.

He revealed that the productivity of small scale cotton farmers of Zambia has registered a rise of around 70 percent over the last three years, from 300 kg per hectare to 1,500 kg per hectare. This rise, he said is attributable to better credit input delivery and extension services and better farming techniques.

Over 4,000 cotton growers in the region have been trained in new cultivation techniques like lint quality management, crop management and conservation farming, which has greatly helped the farmers, particularly in times of climate change.

Fibre2fashion News Desk - India

Must ReadView All

Textiles | On 22nd Feb 2017

Bangladesh exporters want duty-free access to US, Brazil

Garment and apparel exporters of Bangladesh are seeking duty-free...

Textiles | On 22nd Feb 2017

India to produce 341 lakh bales cotton in 2016-17: CAI

The Cotton Association of India (CAI) has maintained in its January...

Textiles | On 22nd Feb 2017

'India to be self-sufficient in silk production by 2020'

Indian could be self-sufficient in silk production by the year 2020...

Interviews View All

Anshul Sood

‘Indian footwear market is nascent and largely a trend follower’

Rashi Menda

Every fifth sale we make on Zapyle is a repeat purchase

Rahuul Jashnani

‘Online economy has changed the whole dynamics of buying habits.’

Larry L Kinn
Suominen Corporation

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

Eamonn Tighe
Nature Works LLC

Eamonn Tighe, Fibres and Nonwovens - Business Development Manager of...

Marten Alkhagen
Swerea IVF AB

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

Jay Ramrakhiani
Occasions Elegance Wear

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

Yash P. Kotak
Bombay Hemp Company

One of the directors of Bombay Hemp Company, Yash P. Kotak, speaks to...

Madhu Jain
Madhu Jain

She grew up in the walled city of Old Delhi, completed her studies, 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

February 2017

February 2017

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


Browse Our Archives


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