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Ethiopian Cotton

Cotton is grown throughout Ethiopia below elevations of about 1,400 meters. Because most of the lowlands lack adequate rainfall, cotton cultivation depends largely on irrigation.

Before the revolution, large-scale commercial cotton plantations were developed in the Awash Valley and the Humera areas. Since the revolution, most commercial cotton has been grown on irrigated state farms, mostly in the Awash Valley area.

Production jumped from 43,500 tons in 1974/75 to 74,900 tons in 1984/85. Similarly, the area of cultivation increased from 22,600 hectares in 1974/75 to 33,900 hectares in 1984/85.

Coton éthiopien - Commerce équitable

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