For the new season, the government has set cotton price at 245 CFA francs ($0.40) per kilogram, which is slightly higher than 235 francs in the 2016-17 season.
In 2003, Burkina Faso became the first country in Western Africa to allow cultivation of Bt cotton on an experimental basis. By 2007-08, genetically modified cotton became popular in the country. In 2009-10, farmers planted Bt cotton seeds on 120,000 hectares of land.
However, last season, the country returned to sowing conventional seeds. This has eliminated almost all short fibres, a Bloomberg report said quoting Georges Yameogo, general secretary of the nation’s cotton association. (RKS)
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