The National Cotton Association of Nigeria (NACOTAN) says it is targeting the production of between 240,000 and 300,000 tonnes of cotton in 2019. That is according to Anibe Achimugu, the President of NACOTAN.
Achimugu said the set target would be achieved under the Central Bank of Nigeria’s Anchor Borrowers’ Programme (ABP).
He also said that, the association produced an estimated seed cotton of between 60,000 and 80,000 tonnes in 2018.
Achimugu listed some of the challenges facing the association to include poor seeds, poor timing or delivery of input, inadequate extension services, poor training and guidance.
He noted that the CBN programme would assist the association to source the right seeds and deliver them to cotton farmers at the right time.