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Uganda Cotton Production Doubled in 2010-11 Season, Agency Says

July 08, 2011

July 8 (Bloomberg) -- Cotton production in Uganda more than doubled in the 2010-11 season and is expected to grow further in the next four years because of wider use of fertilizers and pesticides, the Cotton Development Organization said.

Production for the season increased to 147,000 185-kilogram (410-pound) bales from 70,300 bales a year earlier, the Kampala- based state-run agency said in a statement published today in New Vision newspaper today. The country harvests the crop from October to April, according to the agency.

Export earnings from the crop rose to $106 million from $20.7 million in 2009-10, the agency said.

To contact the reporter on this story: Fred Ojambo in Kampala at fojambo@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Gordon Bell at gbell16@bloomberg.net


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