Brazil, Zambia pen cotton revival deal

Sharon Siame


Zambia and Brazil have signed an agreement aimed at accelerating the revival and transformation of Zambia’s cotton industry.

And Agriculture Minister, REUBEN PHIRI says government wants to boost production of the cotton industry to regain its past performance.

Mr. PHIRI says government is confident that the cotton industry is able to produce more than 250m Kilograms.

The Agriculture Minister said this In Lusaka at a signing ceremony of the bilateral project dubbed ´Strengthening of the cotton value chain in Zambia’.

He has urged the Cotton Board of Zambia and the Department of Agriculture to be prudent in the use of the resources and adhere to the principles enshrined in the cooperation agreement.

And, Brazilian Ambassador to Zambia, ARTHUR NOGUEIRA said that the Project will last for 36 months and approximately one million families are expected to benefit.

He added more than $1.6m will be used in the project and that Brazilian technology will be transferred to Zambian Stakeholders.

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