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COTTON QUALITY IMPROVEMENT IN THE KENEDOUGOU AREA (Burkina Faso, Ivory Coast, Mali). West African Cotton Improvement Program (USAID/WACIP) Cotton Contamination Prevention Project (CCPP) Presentation 11ième Journées A.C.A, March 2013 B Ouedraogo /W v Campen. Main objective.

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cotton quality improvement in the kenedougou area burkina faso ivory coast mali

COTTON QUALITY IMPROVEMENT IN THE KENEDOUGOU AREA(Burkina Faso, Ivory Coast, Mali)

West African Cotton Improvement Program (USAID/WACIP)Cotton Contamination Prevention Project (CCPP)

Presentation 11ième Journées A.C.A, March 2013 B Ouedraogo/W v Campen

main objective
Main objective

Sustainable improvement of yields, cotton quality, and income of producers and cotton companies

main interventions
Main interventions
  • Training and extension of best practices;
  • Production and distribution of cotton-made harvesting kits;
  • Promotion and installation of humidification systems in ginneries;
main results 1
Main results (1)
  • Sustainable yield increases
  • Easy recovery of investments in humidification equipment (1-2 seasons)
  • Improved quality of cotton in target areas (top grade + 8%, increased fiber length)
main results 2
Main results (2)

Reduced contamination:

  • Overall contamination (trash included) :
    • Seed cotton: reduction from 11 to 6 kg/Mt
    • Fiber: reduction from 6 to 4 kg/mT
  • Polypropylene contamination
    • In seed cotton: reduction from 4 to 1 g/MT
    • in fiber: reduction from 3 to 1 g/MT
recommendations
Recommendations
  • General adoption of innovations by all cotton companies
  • More emphasis on marketing of Africa cotton to improve its image