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February 12, 2012

Benin more than doubles cotton production in 2011

Cotton production in Benin increased from 130,000 tons in 2010 to 300,000 tons in 2011, news agency PANA reports, citing figures from the country’s Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries.


Statistics released by the ministry believe the area planted increased to 200,000 hectares, representing nearly 15 per cent increase over the previous season.

During the 2011-2012 campaign, the sector benefited from support through input subsidies.

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