- Created: Friday, 05 June 2020 17:35
The platform is registered as Cotton Development Trust and comprises all players in the cotton value chain. Its main objective is to facilitate rapid growth of cotton industry through collaborative efforts of all players along the value chain.
The emergence and formation of the Cotton Development Trust in 2008 has catalysed a number of initiatives aimed at improving the efficiency of the cotton value chain supported with resources from NORAD under phase I of the Malawi Agricultural Partnership (MAP) and the private sector. These initiatives were facilitated and coordinated by African Institute of Corporate Citizenship (AICC) as the secretariat of the Cotton Development Trust.
AICC serves as the secretariat of the CDT and among several initiatives AICC has facilitated and coordinated the following:
Cotton production expected to decrease
Poor germination experienced in some parts of the country. There is a high probability of a substantial reduction in the production of cotton this year. This was observed during a joint monitoring exercise of cotton demonstration plots that the African Institute of Corporate Citizenship (AICC) carried out together with the Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Water Development across the country.