Kenya to benefit as China, Brazil, Turkey in talks for textile hubs

News Tags: boost value addition, building partnership, cotton industry, Firms from China, industry value chain, Kenya Chinese Chamber of Commerce, Kenyan government, Kenyan agriculture ministry, Members, roll out investments, set up textile factories, set up value addition hubs, Turkey and Brazil, various stages of discussion

Africa
Kenya to benefit as China, Brazil, Turkey in talks for textile hubs
Summary: 
Firms from China, Turkey and Brazil are are at various stages of discussion with the Kenyan government to roll out investments to set up value addition hubs in the cotton industry, according to the Kenyan agriculture ministry.

Firms from China, Turkey and Brazil are are at various stages of discussion with the Kenyan government to roll out investments to set up value addition hubs in the cotton industry, according to the Kenyan agriculture ministry.

Members of the Kenya Chinese Chamber of Commerce are, for instance, expected to set up textile factories to boost value addition.

https://www.businessdailyafrica.com/economy/Cotton-farmers-to-benefit-as-foreign-firms-eye-value-addition/3946234-4249282-8552k0/
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Egypt plans to double cotton production for better export opportunities

News Tags: cotton industry, cultivated one feddan of land, Effort to revive Egypts, Egypts unique climate, Farmers at Fayoum province, farmers enlarge area planted with cotton, fertile soil, finest long-staple cotton, Giza 95, help stagnant economy, ideal for cotton cultivation, luxury and quality

Xinhuang
Egypt plans to double cotton production for better export opportunities
Summary: 
In an effort to revive the Egypt’s rewarding cotton industry that can help its stagnant economy, the farmers enlarge the area planted with cotton. Farmers at Fayoum province, some 100 km south of Cairo, cultivated one feddan (1 feddan=1.038 acres) of land with the finest long-staple cotton (known in Egypt as Giza 95). He will double his cotton field next year.

In an effort to revive the Egypt’s rewarding cotton industry that can help its stagnant economy, the farmers enlarge the area planted with cotton. Farmers at Fayoum province, some 100 km south of Cairo, cultivated one feddan (1 feddan=1.038 acres) of land with the finest long-staple cotton (known in Egypt as Giza 95). He will double his cotton field next year.

The farmers said that the ministry of agriculture helps them by providing subsided seeds and fertilizers necessary for the treatment of the plants to get high-quality cotton.

http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-10/02/c_136655146.htm
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Oritain to use fingerprint identification technology in cotton industry

News Tags: a supply chain specialist, agricultural soils, capitalize on the high level, comparison of intrinsic properties of fibre, cotton industry, current interest to improve transparency, enables the origin of a sample of cotton, implement fingerprint identification technology, improve reliability, Oritain Global, traceability of cotton supply line

Dunedin
Oritain to use fingerprint identification technology in cotton industry
Summary: 
Oritain Global, a supply chain specialist is looking to capitalize on the high level of current interest to improve transparency and traceability of cotton supply line for which it plans to implement its ‘fingerprint’ identification technology, currently used in the food, fibre and pharmaceutical industry.

Oritain Global, a supply chain specialist is looking to capitalize on the high level of current interest to improve transparency and traceability of cotton supply line for which it plans to implement its ‘fingerprint’ identification technology, currently used in the food, fibre and pharmaceutical industry.

https://www.ecotextile.com/2017091422965/materials-production-news/oritain-diversifies-into-cotton-transparency.html
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Slow trading continues at cotton market

News Tags: closed operations, cotton industry, cotton trading, Karachi Cotton Exchange on Wednesday, majority of mills, off season, recording only one transaction, remained slow, spot rates remained unchanged, two thousand bales from Shujabad

Karachi
Slow trading continues at cotton market
Summary: 
Cotton trading remained slow at the Karachi Cotton Exchange on Wednesday recording only one transaction of 2,000 bales from Shujabad at the rate of Rs6,900/maund, while spot rates remained unchanged.

Cotton trading remained slow at the Karachi Cotton Exchange on Wednesday recording only one transaction of 2,000 bales from Shujabad at the rate of Rs6,900/maund, while spot rates remained unchanged.

The spot rates stood firm at Rs6,750/maund (37.324kg) and Rs7,234/40kg. Ex-Karachi rates also remained unchanged at Rs6,885/maund and Rs7,379/40kg after an addition of Rs135 and Rs145 as upcountry expenses, respectively.

https://www.thenews.com.pk/print/206409-Cotton-unchanged
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Iran cotton industry heavily dependent on imports

News Tags: biggest exporter, cotton cultivators, cotton farming, cotton industry, heavily dependent on imports, high costs of machinery and equipment, Iran, Iranian textile industry, low price cotton imports, meet domestic cotton demand, not affordable, size of farms for cotton cultivation, strategic and all purpose product, Uzbekistan

Tehran
Iran cotton industry heavily dependent on imports
Summary: 
Iran is heavily dependent on imports to meet the domestic cotton demand, which is a strategic and all purpose product in Iranian textile industry. Iran imported over 56,517 tons of cotton worth $103 million during the 11 months to Feb 19. Uzbekistan was the biggest exporter.

Iran is heavily dependent on imports to meet the domestic cotton demand, which is a strategic and all purpose product in Iranian textile industry. Iran imported over 56,517 tons of cotton worth $103 million during the 11 months to Feb 19. Uzbekistan was the biggest exporter.

https://financialtribune.com/articles/economy-business-and-markets/64860/iran-cotton-industry-risks-losing-viabilityirn
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Upper Namoi region see boost in cotton growing

News Tags: Aaron Goddard, almost thirty nine first time growers, cotton growing, cotton industry, cotton price, Landmark Gunnedah agronomist, lot of first time grower for cotton, on the increase, This season in the upper Namoi region

New South Wales
Upper Namoi region see boost in cotton growing
Summary: 
This season in the upper Namoi region cotton growing is on the increase as there’s been a lot of first time grower for cotton almost 39 first time growers, said Landmark Gunnedah agronomist Aaron Goddard.

This season in the upper Namoi region cotton growing is on the increase as there’s been a lot of first time grower for cotton almost 39 first time growers, said Landmark Gunnedah agronomist Aaron Goddard.

Especially dryland because the sorghum price has been quite low mostly, while the cotton price has been okay. So long as they had the moisture in the soil, they’ll give it a go for the first time, he said.

http://www.nvi.com.au/story/4638361/cotton-industry-sees-new-growth-in-region/
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Uzbek to adopt technology to stop forced labour in cotton production

News Tags: anti-counterfeiting and anti-theft technology, Applied DNA sciences, authentication service, brands and retailers, cotton industry, Intiative drive to exclude adulteration, offering molecular tagging, product authentication solutions, product genotyping, provider of DNA-based supply chain, supply chain to allow traceability for fiber, Uzbek cotton

Ashgabat
Uzbek  to adopt technology to stop forced labour in cotton production
Summary: 
As an intiative drive to exclude adulteration in the cotton industry, Applied DNA Sciences, a provider of DNA-based supply chain, anti-counterfeiting and anti-theft technology, product genotyping and product authentication solutions; is offering molecular tagging and authentication service to brands and retailers.

As an intiative drive to exclude adulteration in the cotton industry, Applied DNA Sciences, a provider of DNA-based supply chain, anti-counterfeiting and anti-theft technology, product genotyping and product authentication solutions; is offering molecular tagging and authentication service to brands and retailers.

The platform is based on a SigNature T molecular tag, applied at the point where locally grown cotton is ginned, and forensically authenticated at each stage of the supply chain to allow traceability for fibres to finished goods back to their origin

http://www.innovationintextiles.com/technology-machinery-equipment/technology-to-help-stop-forced-labour-in-uzbek-cotton-production/
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Cotton production receives boost, yield crosses last year production

News Tags: cotton corporation of India, cotton crop in the Malwa belt, cotton industry, Cotton yield received boost, covered under cotton production, expecting increase production, farmers getting lucrative prices, higher prices of the white gold, quality and yield of cotton crop has improved, steep fall in area, surpassing last year production figures

Punjab
Cotton production receives boost, yield crosses last year production
Summary: 
The cotton yield has received a boost as 6.6 lakh bales (each weighing 140 kg) of cotton have been procured so far surpassing last year’s production figures of 6.5 lakh bales.

The cotton yield has received a boost as 6.6 lakh bales (each weighing 140 kg) of cotton have been procured so far surpassing last year’s production figures of 6.5 lakh bales.

Last year, whitefly destroyed more than 60% of the cotton crop in the Malwa belt. Despite the steep fall in the area covered under cotton production to 2.48 lakh hectares in 2016-17 from 4.5 lakh hectare in 2015-16 as growers feared a possibility of pest attack, the Cotton Corporation of India (CCI) is expecting production of 8.75 lakh bales this year after a year of despair and heavy financial losses.

http://www.hindustantimes.com/punjab/cotton-production-gets-boost-yield-crosses-last-year-s-figure/story-vQcH6SFFglzo5UG8lYggMJ.html
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Kenyan govt set to spend Sh600m to revive Rivatex

News Tags: cotton industry, expand textile plant, facilitate manufacturing operations, invest Ksh six hundred million, Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta, launched Uasin Gishu county infrastructure machines in Eldoret, leading textile mill in East Africa, purchase equipment, reputation of producing the best quality fabrics, revive Rift Valley Textile factory

Nairobi
Kenyan govt set to spend Sh600m to revive Rivatex
Summary: 
Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta speaking at the launch of Uasin Gishu county infrastructure machines in Eldoret, said that the government is set to invest Ksh600m to revive the Rift Valley Textile factory in Eldoret which would help create job opportunities for the youth.

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta speaking at the launch of Uasin Gishu county infrastructure machines in Eldoret, said that the government is set to invest Ksh600m to revive the Rift Valley Textile factory in Eldoret which would help create job opportunities for the youth.

Kenyatta further said that developing the country without discrimination was his main priority, despite the latest opinion poll outcome indicating that a majority of Kenyans were dissatisfied with his administration.

https://citizentv.co.ke/news/govt-in-sh600m-bid-to-revive-rivatex-106423/
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Kenyan govt to provide Sh680 million to revive and expand Rivatex

News Tags: cotton industry, expand and purchase equipments, faclitate operations, investors to take advantage of emerging business opportunities encourage cotton farming, Kenyan government, Rift Valley textile mills, Rivatex, spend millions to revive

Kenya
Kenyan govt to provide Sh680 million to revive and expand Rivatex
Summary: 
The Kenyan government will be spending 680 million Shilling ($6.8 million) to revive, expand and purchase equipment to facilitate operations at the Rift Valley Textile Mills (Rivatex) in Eldoret town, Uasin-Gishu County, Deputy President William Ruto said.

The Kenyan government will be spending 680 million Shilling ($6.8 million) to revive, expand and purchase equipment to facilitate operations at the Rift Valley Textile Mills (Rivatex) in Eldoret town, Uasin-Gishu County, Deputy President William Ruto said.

The deputy president urged investors to take advantage of emerging business opportunities in the country to initiate development projects. The project is being spearheaded by Moi University.

http://www.the-star.co.ke/news/state-provides-rivatex-sh684-million-push
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