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Ivoirian cotton sector resurges

Côte d’Ivoire's cotton industry is regaining momentum after being nearly decimated by a decade of political chaos and conflict, and farmers in the cotton-growing northern regions are hopeful of returning to economic stability.
SA farming skills are sought-after

2009 – the Year of Natural Fibres

The Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations has declared 2009 to be the International Year of Natural Fibres, and South Africa's Council for Scientific and Industrial Research is backing the initiative.

IDC boosts SA's biofuel industry

SA produces more GM crops

The amount of local land planted with genetically modified crops increased by 30% over the past year, with South Africa joining an increasing number of countries that are adopting "biotech" crops to better withstand harsh farming conditions.
R150m for E Cape cotton project

R150m for E Cape cotton project

South Africa's struggling cotton sector is set to be boosted by a R150-million investment project in the Eastern Cape. The initiative is expected to create some 6 000 seasonal jobs and empower local black farmers.


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