Cotton Demonstration Plot at Natural Resource College
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Cotton is one of the Major crop in Malawi, which ranks as the fourth foreign exchange earner in the country following tobacco, tea and sugarcane. The cotton platform under Malawi Agriculture Partnership (MAP) was formed with the aim of facilitating coordination among players in the cotton value chain in Malawi. The cotton platform acts as a catalyst for desired change through the implementation of innovative solutions which have a facilitating growth and development of cotton industry through collaborative efforts among the value chain players. The goal of the Cotton Platform is to contribute to the reduction of poverty of 60,000 smallholder farmers in the cotton subsector. Cotton demonstration were mounted in six ADDs; Lilongwe, Blantyre, Shire Valley, Machinga, Karonga and Salima. The cotton platform facilitate extension services among others through the cotton demonstrations.