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Cotton production must be revived, according to the Textile Giant

Published: August 3, 2021
Author: Manali bhanushali
Pakistan’s cotton crop has recently experienced a massive decrease in productivity. Cotton has continued to deteriorate in recent years as a result of pests, weed infestation, low yield seed, climatic change, technical backwardness, an ineffective IPR system, a lack of knowledge transfer, and other factors.
To overcome this problem in the long run, farmers’ viability to cultivate cotton must be restored by utilising all available technology.
In an interview, Sapphire Fibres CEO Shahid Abdullah shared these sentiments. The textile sector’s export share is expected to grow to $20 billion in the current fiscal year, up from $15.5 billion in fiscal year 2020-21.
Pakistan has to revive its cotton production to higher levels. The per acre yield of cotton crop is shrinking due to low profitability of the produce compared to maize, paddy and sugarcane. Pakistan has not maintained seed development in line with international standards which is an important factor. “We have formed Sanifa Agri Services which is committed to uplift agriculture base of the country,” Abdullah said.

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