Home / Knowledge / News / Textiles / 'African cotton can boost Ethiopian textile industry'
'African cotton can boost Ethiopian textile industry'
13
Nov '15
Experts at the 9th Cotton made in Africa (CmiA) and the COMPACI Stakeholder Conference in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa have pushed for the host nation to the develop the entire textile value chain instead of just exporting cotton, according to a press release by Aid by Trade Foundation. The CmiA is an initiative of the Aid by Trade Foundation. 
 
 
Earlier this year, Ethiopia became a member of the CmiA group of countries. According to American multinational management consulting firm McKinsey, is a textile production location with a high potential for growth.  
 
Tadesse Haile, Ethiopia's State Minister for Industry who inaugurated the conference, hailed the impressive collaboration of Cotton made in Africa and COMPACI with thousands of smallholder cotton farmers throughout Africa who are creating an indispensable foundation for the development of the growing cotton industry. 
 
Jaswinder Bedi, Managing Director of African Cotton and Textiles Industries Federation (ACTIF), also emphasized the immense significance that the development of the textile value chains has in Africa, since it gives millions of people job opportunities and thus prevents social disasters that would force people to flee to Europe.
 
The conference discussed activities to promote women and the use of bio-pesticides. Another topic was the development of the Farmer Business Schools that convey basic business concepts to the CmiA smallholder farmers and promote their economic autonomy. 
 
Tina Stridde, Managing Director of Cotton made in Africa, summed up the conference, saying, "We are pleased, with CmiA in Ethiopia, to supply the basis for a textile industry in which sustainability plays a crucial role from the fields all the way to the product. This can contribute to better value creation in Ethiopia and help millions of people gain employment and prosperity." (SH) 
 

Fibre2Fashion News Desk – India


Must ReadView All

Pic: Shutterstock

Textiles | On 21st Aug 2019

EU rejects UK PM's Brexit backstop plan

The European Union (EU) rejected British Prime Minister Boris...

Sri Lanka's textile exports up 9.6% in Jan-June 2019

Textiles | On 21st Aug 2019

Sri Lanka's textile exports up 9.6% in Jan-June 2019

Sri Lanka's earnings from textiles and garments exports increased by...

Pic: Shutterstock

Textiles | On 21st Aug 2019

Chinese fabric firm mulls entering Philippines

Chinese firm Texhong Textile Group Ltd, which manufactures yarns and...

Interviews View All

Top executives, Textile industry

Top executives
Textile industry

Defining MSMEs on the basis of turnover makes it simpler to do business

Hannah Lane, Redress

Hannah Lane
Redress

Encouragement from brands will motivate supply chains to become more...

Karel Williams, Dow Microbial Control

Karel Williams
Dow Microbial Control

'Silvadur is most rapidly adopted in areas where hygiene-conscious and...

Maya Simova,

Maya Simova

Inter Expo and Congress Center (IEC) is a prominent exhibition centre in...

Farheen B Rahman & Priti Jain,

Farheen B Rahman & Priti Jain

Founded by business-designer duo <b>Priti Jain and Farheen Rahman</b>,...

Carmen Makover,

Carmen Makover

Leading the digital textile printing industry, Israel-based Kornit...

Madison Maxey, Loomia

Madison Maxey
Loomia

Loomia designs and manufactures soft circuit systems that can be produced...

Giulio Cesareo, Directa Plus SpA

Giulio Cesareo
Directa Plus SpA

Established in 2005, Direct Plus SpA, is one of the largest producers and...

Melissa Tate, University of New South Wales

Melissa Tate
University of New South Wales

<div><div><div><div><b>Melissa Tate</b>, a well-known scientist currently...

Sanjukta Dutta, Sanjukta's Studio

Sanjukta Dutta
Sanjukta's Studio

<b>Sanjukta Dutta</b> creates unique garments by clubbing prints of...

Igor Chapurin, Chapurin

Igor Chapurin
Chapurin

"Now we can see the Russian trend in international fashion. And Russian...

Sonam & Paras Modi, SVA

Sonam & Paras Modi
SVA

Sonam and Paras Modi's Sva Couture is synonymous with head-turning...

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

Leave your Comments


August 2019

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

news category


Related Categories:

Advanced Search