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Niger: Pact to boost cotton farming signed

Niamey, Niger - Niger and the international agro-industrial firm Geocoton Friday signed a pact aimed at boosting cotton farming in the Dosso region, located 140 km from the capital, Niamey, the Nigerien Agriculture Ministry said.

The pact was signed by Niger’s Agriculture Minister Abdou Labo and the representative of Geocoton, Karim Ait Talb.

It is aimed at boosting economic growth by creating jobs and increasing farmers’ incomes.

Under the accord, 5,000 cotton farmers in Niger will benefit from the technical assistance of the Geocoton, which will fund and distribute the inputs, in addition to helping with the marketing of the product at the international market.

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