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181.6 % increase in Egyptian cotton exports in Q2 2017/2018

The Central Agency for Public Mobilisation and Statistics (CAPMAS) issued its quarterly bulletin on cotton for the second quarter (December to February) of the agricultural season 2017/2018. The total amount of Egyptian cotton exports reached 379,700 kantars during that period, up from 134,800 kantars during the same period of the previous season, marking a large …

Hossam Mounir

“CottonBall”, a fashion ambassador of local cotton

Every morning, under the blazing sun, hundreds of workers set off to walk through their daily paths among the greenery. From afar, they spot the whiteness as it grows and takes centre stage. Their days are spent from dusk till dawn among the soft clouds of cotton and the sting of their thorns. Generation after …

Nayera Yasser

Greenpeace expressed its concern towards the Egyptian government’s “scandal” over its use of genetically modified (GM) crops. The group said the “The Egyptian people are entitled to know” about the crops as they could pose damage to non-GM crops (AFP Photo)

Greenpeace denounces Egypt’s use of GM plantations

Greenpeace voiced their concern over inconsistencies between the findings in a report published by The International Service for the Acquisition of Agri-Biotech Applications (ISAAA) and official statement’s made by the Ministry of Agriculture over their use of GM crops

Daily News Egypt

Women picking cotton in rural Egypt

The white gold of Egypt

Egyptian cotton is renowned the world over for its quality. It is transformed into sumptuous bed sheets or into made to measure, button-down shirts and that are worn by the worlds rich and famous are sold in glittering high-end stores for small fortunes. The cotton starts much more humbly though and this time of year …

Adel Heine

Expectations of worldwide downturn in cotton production

By Inaam El-Adawy The Cotton Exporters’ Association predicts that worldwide cotton production will fall during the 2012-2013 season to 24.9 million tons. In a recent report, the Association attributed the decline in production to the fall of prices during the 2011- 2012 period, which will drive cotton farmers to reduce output this season. The study …

Daily News Egypt