Home / Knowledge / News / Textiles / Farmers oppose implementation of cotton zoning policy

Farmers oppose implementation of cotton zoning policy

23
Apr '08
The new cotton policy adopted by the buyers in Busoga has been disapproved by the farmers in Kamuli.

According to this new policy, under the cotton zoning system, buyers have resolved to split up the major cotton producing areas into four zones each having a separate ginnery for purchasing the crops.

The ginneries are mainly Bulumba for Kaliro zone, Balawoli for Kamuli, Nakivumbi for Iganga and Busembatia for Busembatia town council and Namutumba district.

However, at a meeting held last week at Irundu Primary School, farmers from Kamuli vehemently protested the policy on grounds that it was planned to exploit them.

Farmers were of the opinion that zoning policy was designed so that they could be restricted from marketing their produce else where. Besides, it is against the liberalization policy of the Government.

In 2004, one kilogram of cotton was sold for as low as sh270 and since then the quality of cotton has suffered immensely because farmers are getting inclined to mix various substances with cotton to increase the weight of the produce.

Experts have therefore concluded that zoning policy would only lead to mal-practices in the production of cotton and the only way to prevent this is to do away with the plan of implementing this scheme.


Interviews View All

Headhonchos, Indian textile value chain

Headhonchos
Indian textile value chain

Adopt innovative techniques, go for automisation rather than being...

Representatives, Textile & apparel industry

Representatives
Textile & apparel industry

GST is a complicated and lengthy process

Top executives, Textile industry

Top executives
Textile industry

Sustainable fashion is also ‘slow fashion’

Himanshu Jariwala,

Himanshu Jariwala

J Korin started as a partnership firm with four powerlooms in the textiles ...

Priyanka Salot,

Priyanka Salot

The Sleep Company was established to upgrade the sleep quality of every...

John Kelley,

John Kelley

Textile Events is one of the largest textile fair in the United Kingdom,...

Sameer Sonkusale & Rachel Owyeung, Tufts University

Sameer Sonkusale & Rachel Owyeung
Tufts University

A team at the Tufts University in Massachusetts was recently in news for...

Paolo Ocleppo, Sandvik Hyperion

Paolo Ocleppo
Sandvik Hyperion

Paolo Ocleppo, Rotary Cutting Segment manager, Sandvik Hyperion discusses...

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...

Anisha Chaudhari, Threads & Shirts

Anisha Chaudhari
Threads & Shirts

Threads &amp; Shirts is a freshly-tailored concept providing men/women a...

Samar Firdos, Arvind Ltd

Samar Firdos
Arvind Ltd

<b>Samar Firdos</b>, Chief Manager (Design) at Lifestyle Apparel Denim...

Priya Somaiya, Usha Social Services

Priya Somaiya
Usha Social Services

The Usha Silai label from Usha International is all set for a retail...

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


November 2019

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

Follow us on instagram

Follow

Follow Fibre2Fashion On


Advanced Search