Cotton Production Prospects for the Decade to 2005: A Global by Hamdy M. Eisa, Shawki Barghouti, Fred Gillham, M. Tawhid

By Hamdy M. Eisa, Shawki Barghouti, Fred Gillham, M. Tawhid Al-Saffy

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Seed, linters, and stalks. The economics and benefit of such research and its application need to be evaluated. In sum, cotton agro-industries have not been fully exploited, and more value added activities could boost cotton production prospects in the decade ahead. S. S. S. Department of Agriculture Page xi Organizations Involved with Work on Cotton Centre de Coopération Internationale en Recherche Agronomique pour le Développement: Département des Cultures Annuelles (CIRAD-CA) The Institut de Recherches du Coton et des Textiles Exotique (IRCT) was merged in 1992 with two other research institutes to form CIRAD-CA.

Cotton is hand-picked and packed in sacks which are taken to procurement stations by cart where they are weighed sampled and graded. A three-digit numeric system is used to classify the lint with the first digit designating the grade and the second and third digits designating the length in mm. Historically, exports were handled by the state agency, CHINATEX, but selected provinces are now given more autonomy. Central Asia (Uzbekistan) Cotton is the most important crop in Uzbekistan (described as a cotton mono-culture) and one of the most important crops in Turkmenia and Tajikikistan.

The corporation has nine sub-units at the prefecture level, 50 at the county level, and over 1900 cotton purchasing stations. It operates 246 ginneries, a Page 13 system of warehouses, and transportation equipment. It purchases seedcotton, provides credit, planting seed and subsidized inputs and runs field trials, the results of which are disseminated to farmers. Cotton is hand-picked and packed in sacks which are taken to procurement stations by cart where they are weighed sampled and graded. A three-digit numeric system is used to classify the lint with the first digit designating the grade and the second and third digits designating the length in mm.

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