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RMRDC trains Nigerian cotton farmers on best practices
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Oct '17
RMRDC trains Nigerian cotton farmers on best practices
Nigeria’s Raw Materials Research and Development Council (RMRDC) has initiated intensive training for registered cotton farmers on best practices in the Southwest, Northeast and Northwest zones of the country to make them globally competitive. The council feels over-reliance on imports has led to not developing a raw materials base for the textile industry.

The training theme is ‘Capacity building training for cotton farmers on appropriate agronomic practices for cotton production’, says a report in a Nigerian newspaper.

Cotton production is below 70,000 tonnes while the combined capacity of the ginning companies in the country is about 650,000 metric tonnes.

According to RMRDC director general HD Ibrahim, the council had between 2015 and 2017 distributed about 14 tonnes of improved cotton seeds of different varieties to cotton farmers nationwide to boost crop productivity.

There is also a need to harness the natural and synthetic fibres potential of the country keeping in view the vast land available and its petrochemical resources, he said. (DS)

Fibre2Fashion News Desk – India


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