AFRICA/BENIN - Record of cotton production: almost half a million tons

Friday, 23 June 2017


Porto Novo (Agenzia Fides) - According to estimates from the Ministry of Economy, the cotton production in Benin has reached record levels of almost half a million tonnes. For years, "white gold" did not record such figures. 260,000 tonnes were collected last year, while this year, from November to June, the quantity has doubled to 453,012 tonnes. The commitment of some members of the National Federation of Agricultural Cooperatives for Cotton Production (Fn-Cvp) is to bring production in 2018 even higher. (AP) (Agenzia Fides, 23/6/2017)