Benin to produce 400,000 tons of cotton seeds this year


Benin is expected to produce about 400,000 tons of cotton seeds during the 2014-2015 farming season, an increase from last season’s 310,000 tons, an official source said on Thursday.


The source from the agriculture ministry said the increased production was as a result of measures taken by the government, especially timely supply of sufficient farm inputs in cotton producing regions.
In Benin, cotton contributes 40 percent of the foreign currency, about 13 percent of the Gross Domestic Product and about 60 percent of the national industrial fabric. Enditem

Source: Xinhua

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