Consultative Workshop on Cotton Research and Development

ADDIS ABEBA, 5th November 2019 — Enterprise partners in partnership with Ethiopian Textile Industry Development Institute (ETIDI) organized a consultative workshop, entitled, ‘’Cotton Research and Development in Ethiopia.’’ The key objective of the workshop was to identify the challenges in cotton production and provide solutions for the way-forward plans.  

During the workshop, presentations and discussions took place with topics such as the global and Ethiopian cotton productions, Bt cotton experience, contract farming, China cotton production and government support for the cotton sector.

Tewodros Belachew, EP Intervention Manager, presented cotton development benefiting technologies and their adoption rate and progress in Ethiopia. Building on the effort within contract farming and minimum support price (MSP), Tewodros reiterated EP’s commitment to strengthen the cotton industry and address critical constraints in the cotton production.

EP has been supporting cotton farmers to improve productivity and increase the market for the past six years. Participants also appreciated EP’s contribution and the effort made through contract farming to create market linkage.