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Countries / Territories

Project

  • Trade promotion and value addition for African cotton

    • DatesFeb 2013 - Dec 2016
    • Project #INT/75/33B
    • BudgetUSD 2,300,000
     

    Project objective

    The project will build sustainable services to enable producers and cotton ginners to improve long-term competitiveness and marketability of African cotton in international markets through market linkages. The Programme will also introduce traditional textile production techniques such as low investment cost fibre transformation and handloom technologies to provide alternative intra-regional markets for African cotton lint and stimulate growth of artisanal textile production. In this regard 3 specific sub-outcomes are envisaged, namely, a) Already established feedback loops & capacity building initiatives with Asian spinning mills sustained and new loops developed b) Negative perception of African cotton in target markets reversed and sales, including for non-contaminated cotton, increased. c) Local fibre transformation is supported through the introduction of new low cost technologies: Two pilot handloom clusters operational as a proof of concept.

    Beneficiary countries

    • 2013 Benin; Burkina Faso; Chad; Mali; Senegal; Uganda; United Republic of Tanzania (the); Zambia; Zimbabwe
    • 2014 Benin; Burkina Faso; Cameroon; Central African Republic; Chad; Côte d'Ivoire; Kenya; Malawi; Mali; Mozambique; Senegal; Togo; Uganda; United Republic of Tanzania (the); Zambia; Zimbabwe
    • 2015 Benin; Burkina Faso; Chad; Mali; Senegal; Uganda; United Republic of Tanzania (the); Zambia