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Nigeria Seeks to Revive Cotton Industry, Fight Textiles Smuggling

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The Nigerian government has begun distributing high-yielding cotton seeds and inputs to 100,000 farmers in Katsina State as part of larger push to revive the country’s cotton, textiles and garments sector, and drive self-sufficiency within the next three years. The goal is to raise Nigeria’s cotton production from 80,000 metric tons in 2018 to 300,000…

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