THE COTTON SECTOR,RECORDS INCREASE PRODUCTION

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THE COTTON SECTOR,RECORDS INCREASE PRODUCTION

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By Mwenya Mofya

 

The Cotton Board of Zambia has disclosed that it produced over 100 million tonnes of cotton in the 2017-2018 farming season.

 

This represents almost a double increase from over 55 million tonnes of cotton that was produced in the 2016-2017 farming season.  

 

In an interview with 5fm News, Senior Inspector Nyambe Kwalombota attributes the double increase to the distribution of seeds on time, sufficient chemicals and favourable weather conditions. 

 

Kwalombota however stresses the need to ensure that the government puts in interventions to grow the sector as cotton has the potential to largely contribute to the national food security.

 

 

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