Cotton

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Cotton production has been a central component of rural and urban Ethiopian life for centuries. The traditional clothing has always been made of locally cultivated cotton spun on drop spindles by women, and woven on hand looms by men. Most rural women and men living in areas where cotton grows have the skills to process the fiber themselves. Cotton is … Read More

Increased Cotton Consumption

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Cotton is one of agricultural products where production and consumption is more or less global in extent. Cotton is growing including Ethiopia, in more than 70 countries, where many developed and developing countries depend on import of lint for their spinning/textile industry. The major cotton producers are located in the developed world, where USA is by far the largest producer, … Read More