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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.

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