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Page n°58 sur 59 : Articles 172 à 174 sur un total de 177.
Le 18 avril 2012
Filière coton au Burkina Faso.532.000 tonnes comme objectif pour la prochaine campagne

Source: Média Terre

La campagne cotonnière écoulée s'est soldée par des résultats en deçà des attentes. Sur une prévision de 513 750 tonnes, ce sont 414 500 tonnes qui ont été enregistrées soit un écart négatif de 19,31%. Cette contre-performance s'explique selon les conférenciers par des facteurs externes  comme la pluviométrie. Néanmoins, les résultats sont satisfaisants comparativement à la campagne devancière 2010-2011 qui était de 335 398 tonnes. Pour cette année 2012-2013, l'AICB se fixe comme objectif de réaliser 532 000 tonnes de coton graine.

Pour atteindre cet objectif, l'AICB a, au cours d'une Assemblée générale tenue les 11 et 12 Avril, pris un certain nombre de décisions en vue de relancer la production cotonnière. Ces décisions portent sur le prix d'achat du coton graine et celui des intrants. Ainsi, le coton graine 1er choix sera vendu à 245 F le kg et le 2e choix à 220F. Le sac de 50kg de l'engrais composé NPKSB coutera 13500, celui de l'urée azoté 15500. Ces prix ont pu être fixés grâce à une subvention de plus de 22 milliards de FCFA dont 10 milliards octroyés par l'Etat burkinabè et 12 milliards par les sociétés cotonnières.

Cette conférence de presse a été également le lieu pour l'AICB de lancer un appel à tout le peuple Burkinabè afin que le Burkina demeure le leader dans la filière coton

Le 13 avril 2012
India won't lift export ban

Source: Cotton International

Anand Sharma, India's textile and commerce minister, announced on Apr. 9 that India will not permit additional cotton exports until an undisclosed future date. However, the approximately 2 million bales that merchants have already contracted for export will be permitted.
According to a report from Kishore Tiwari of Vidarbha Janandolan Samiti (VJAS), a group representing cotton farmers, Sharma has stated that ”until further orders, there will not be any fresh registrations” for cotton exports.

VJAS has reacted strongly against India’s recent decision. Tiwari said that Indian domestic demand from textile mills is about 20 million bales (170 kg each), while the national production is approximately 33 million bales, and reiterated his demand that export restrictions be removed.

Earlier this week, India’s Finance Minister, Pranab Mukherjee, approved the purchase of 2.5 million bales of cotton by the state-run Cotton Corporation of India (CCI) in an attempt to keep the market above the minimum support price. However, the group of ministers – after meeting and deciding to continue the export ban on fresh cotton export registrations – asked CCI to delay purchasing the cotton on the domestic market until an official purchase price is established by the government.

In the first five month of the current cotton year in India, which began on Oct. 1, 2011, the country exported 9.4 million bales. Stay tuned for more updates as Cotton International continues to track this developing story.

 

Le 10 avril 2012
Cotton association demands removal of ban on cotton export

Source: Business Standard

The government should allow further exports of cotton for the benefit farmers who are currently holding large stocks, the Cotton Association of India (CAI) has said.

On March 12, the government lifted the ban on cotton exports, which was imposed on March 5, but decided not to issue fresh permits for exports. Before the ban, the Commerce Ministry had issued registration certificates for 130 lakh bales (of 170 kg each), of which 95 lakh bales had already been exported.

"We urge the government to open registration of further quantities for export and make the export of cotton free under OGL without any quantitative and other restrictions with immediate effect," the association said in a statement.

Urging Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to free cotton exports immediately, it said the move will benefit farmers the most, as a sizeable quantity of cotton is still in the their hands and is yet to arrive in the market.

Due to the fall in the prices as a result of this ban, farmers are losing heavily. It is over a one month since the export of further quantities of cotton has not been allowed, the CAI said.

"Though Indian mills had the option of entering the market, they have not done so in a big way, despite the cotton prices being lower than before, thereby giving no support to the cotton prices," Cotton Association of India President Dhiren N Sheth said.

In case of need later on in the season, the spinning mills have the option of importing duty free cotton. It has happened in the past not several years ago, when almost 15 per cent of the total cotton production of the country was imported by the mills for several years in succession, Sheth said.

It is extremely unlikely that even half of such an import figure will be required to be reached this season. Australian, Brazilian and East African cotton is expected to be available in abundance, he added.

Even during the years when India was a net cotton deficit country, cotton exports were always kept under Open General Licence (OGL). However, it is ironical that in the years of surplus availability of cotton, export is meted out with restrictive policies now.

Despite being a net cotton deficit economy, our neighbouring county Pakistan always follows the practice of maintaining free exports of cotton to ensure optimum return to the farmers and there is no logic why India, which is a surplus cotton economy now, cannot follow suit, he said.

 

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