Cotton production sector: worth Government support

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Cotton lint is the most important vegetable fiber in the world to day and is woven into fabrics, either alone or combined with other fibers. The invention of the saw gin and the development of the factory system, together with the ease of production and adaptability to machine manufacture, caused a rapid expansion in the use of cotton. In our country case Demand for cotton is growing. it is also a potential way for increasing income from export, even though this sector get lower attention by the government compared to it’s impact on the economy. Numerically saying it is equivalent to, by the end of the current fiscal year, demand is expected to grow to 120,000 tons. Yet, Ethiopia’s cotton production capacity is approximately 50,000 tons of lint cotton – but the prospects of growing its capacity are promising since it only exploits less than three percent of potential to grow cotton. This implies that the government should work on supporting and facilitating the existing companies for the country good.

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beyond the cotton lint itself  The seeds yield a semi – drying edible oil which is used in large substitutes, as salad and cooking oil, and in margarine manufacturing. Low – grade oil is used in the manufacture of soap, lubricants, sulphonated oils and protective coatings.

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