Cotton Council making headway

The establishment of the cotton council of Malawi has impacted on cotton production and flashed out some bogus farmers in the cotton industry.

This has been noted by African Institute of Corporate Citizen (AICC).

Executive Director for the company Felix Lombe told YFM that previously most farmers who were benefitting from pesticides and other farm inputs were not really cotton farmers and this deprived the real cotton farmers from accessing the inputs.

“Currently we have about 80,000 farmers and when we identify other farmers the number may go up to 100, 000,” said Lombe.

He also spoke on how the council has managed to reconcile issues between ginners and farmers.

“There have been years where cotton ginners have not followed the minimum price but the cotton council has brought so much sanity in the industry.”

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