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Cotton Calendar See
Destination of Cotton Fiber - 2020 See
Destination of Cotton Fiber - 2021 See
Seed Cotton Production in Mozambique See
Seed Cotton Production by Province See
Evolution of the price of seed cotton to the producer See
Cotton Production Indicators See
Cotton varieties in use in the development system in Mozambique See

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Cotton production in Mozambique

Cotton, Gossypium hirsutum, L. is a subtropical plant whose production in Mozambique began in the 19th century and has gone through various stages and models of cultivation and development. Currently, this crop is produced mainly under a system of development in cotton concessions, where family producers receive inputs on credit and technical assistance from the concessionaires, who guarantee the purchase of all production at the end of the season. 

The cotton production chain in the country is characterized by the fact that it involves around 150,000 producers; has an annual production of 50,000 tons; generates 30,000 permanent and seasonal jobs; has cotton ginning factories with an installed capacity to process 250,000 tons a year; and contributes an average of 30 million dollars to foreign exchange earnings.

The production, commercialization, transport, storage, ginning, classification and commercialization of fibre, as well as the industrialization of fibre and cotton by-products, in Mozambique, are governed by the Regulation for the Culture of Cotton (Decree No. 37/2015, of December 31). The sub-sector is currently made up of three main players in the cotton value chain: IAOM, IP, the National Cotton Producers Forum (FONPA) and the Cotton Association of Mozambique (AAM ).

Cotton Value Chain