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September 19, 2012

Ivory Coast cotton output continues post-conflict recovery

Ivory Coast expects to beat its 2011/12 cotton harvest of 260,000 tonnes to achieve about 340,000 tonnes in the 2012/13, according to a Reuters report.

Subsidized fertilizer and firm prices are some of the incentives for the increased planting and production.

Ivory Coast is gradually working its way back to the 400,000 tonnes per year it used to achieve before civil war broke out 10 years ago, the worst of the conflict finally ending with the coming in of a new elected government in 2011.

Renewed recent political tension and localized armed violence could yet endanger Ivory Coast's recovery in important sectors like cotton and cocoa.

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