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October 19, 2017
For MY 2017/18, total area and production levels for West Africa are estimated to increase 2.75 percent to 2.95 million 480 lb. bales assuming good weather and strong farm gate prices.
July 20, 2017
News on developments in agriculture and food in Egypt.
July 10, 2017
For MY 2016/17 (August to July) total cotton production for Burkina Faso, Chad, Cote d’Ivoire, Mali and Senegal is estimated to rise 18 percent to 1.8 million metric tons (MMT) due to higher area....
June 19, 2017
Cotton lint production in Zimbabwe is expected to increase by 62 percent to73,000 MT in the 2017/18 MY, due to the government’s free inputs support program that targets smallholder farmers.
June 9, 2017
For MY 2016/17 (August to July) total cotton production for Burkina Faso, Chad, Cote d’Ivoire, Mali and Senegal is estimated to rise 18 percent to 1.8 million metric tons (MMT) due to higher area....
April 5, 2017
In MY2017/18, cotton area is forecast to double to 110,000 ha and production is set to almost double and reach 340,000 bales.
December 30, 2016
For the past several years, Ethiopia has invested in establishing the legal and regulatory systems, as well as the technical capacity to support and manage the adoption of genetically engineered...
December 29, 2016
Kenya’s progress in agricultural biotechnology has suffered a setback after the National Assembly’s Agriculture committee recommended that a new food safety law...
December 17, 2016
On July, 26, 2016, The President of Cote d’Ivoire announced the implementation of the national biosafety law adopted by the parliament on July 1, 2016.
December 14, 2016
In April 2015, Nigeria signed its biosafety bill and established the National Biosafety Management Agency (NBMA). NBMA functions to regulate the law and provide oversight for utilizing...
December 9, 2016
MY 2016/17 seed cotton production from the selected West African countries (Burkina Faso, Mali, Cote d’Ivoire, Chad, and Senegal) could reach 1.9 million tons (3.6 million bales)...
August 18, 2016
MY2015/16 seed cotton production in Burkina Faso, Mali, Cote d’Ivoire, Senegal and Chad combined, are expected to drop 10 percent compared to the initial target due to a late start of the rainy season
July 28, 2016
News on developments in agriculture and food in Egypt.
June 23, 2016
Post forecasts that the area under cotton production in Zimbabwe will increase, under normal climatic conditions, to about 300,000 hectares and production will recover to around 210,000 MT
June 10, 2016
Post is revising Egypt’s MY2016/17 cotton PSD as the latest field surveys indicate a dramatic plunge in planted area of 50 percent to 50,000 ha from MY2015/16...
June 10, 2016
News on developments in agriculture and food in Egypt.
May 12, 2016
After a small decline in MY15/16 (Aug-Jul) because of the drought, cotton production is forecast to more than recover, reaching 207,000 bales (45,000 metric tons) in MY16/17.
April 13, 2016
MY 2015/16 seed cotton production in Burkina Faso, Mali, Cote d’Ivoire, Senegal, and Chad is expected to fall 7 percent from USDA official numbers to 1.7 million tons...
April 5, 2016
Post forecasts total lint cotton production to increase by 23 percent to 395,000 bales in MY2016/17.
December 9, 2015
MY2015/16 seed cotton production in Burkina Faso, Mali, Cote d’Ivoire, Senegal and Chad combined, are expected to drop 10 percent compared to the initial target due to a late start of the rainy season

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