FUTURE ROLE OF COTTON RESEARCH IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES
Mar 13, 2017

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Cotton is of major importance in the economies of developing countries.  It has a major impact in the agricultural, industrial, transport and service sectors of over twenty developing countries and a significant impact likewise in some fifty others.  Cotton contributes to the economies of developing countries in many ways.  It generates employment in agriculture and industry, it earns critical amounts of foreign exchange as an export crop, it produces the raw material for indigenous textile industries, and it is a source of fibre, food and fodder.  Developing countries are today responsible for some 80% of the world's supply of cotton, estimated at 18 million tons in 1993/94, grown on about 33 million hectares of land and with a total value of $30 billion...

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