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The Mozambican Cotton Institute foresees an increase of almost 300 percent in production in the north of the country, reflecting an increase in cultivated area and producers, the agency has announced.
The forecast for the current growing season points to production of 100,000 tons of cotton in Nampula, compared to only about 36,000 last season, according to Institute data quoted on Wednesday by the Mozambique Information Agency.
The increase in production is accompanied by an increase in the number of farmers from 170,000 in 2016-2017 to 227,000 in the current season.
The area of cultivation increased from 114,000 to 187,000 hectares in the same period.
The Mozambican government has announced the preparation of training actions for small cotton sector farmers under the Southern African Development Community trade-related support fund.Source: Lusa