The Cotton Sector in the OIC Countries: Problems and Possibilities of Cooperation. Nabil DABOUR SESRTCIC. Cotton Sector in the OIC Countries.
The Cotton Sector in the OIC Countries: Problems and Possibilities of Cooperation
Cotton plays a major role in the economies of a significant number of OIC member countries, particularly in some OIC least-developed members in Africa, such as Burkina Faso, Benin, Chad and Mali, where the exports of this primary commodity play a critical role in the prospects of growth and development in these countries.
The lack of skilled labour and capital and high cost of energy and transportation are among the factors that still impeding the development of sustainable textile industry (processing the raw cotton) in most OIC West African cotton producing countries where these factors raise the cost of textile production.
Cotton producers, exporters and industrialists in the OIC countries should, therefore, lead the way of cooperation in the cotton sector. They can facilitate cooperation among themselves by initiating an OIC Cotton Alliance.