Sibylle Michel


Trade reports indicate that under the MSP program, the Government of India has set a target to procure 2.1 million tonnes of seed cotton in 2020/21, which is almost 19 percent more than the procurement done in 2019/20. © Bremer Baumwollbörse

30/11/2020 – Cotton in India

Cotton in India

Production affected by heavy rains

According to rainfall data published by the Indian Meteorological Department, excess rains in major cotton growing states have led to flooding of crop ... By  Sibylle Michel

Today, agriculture accounts for 70 percent of global water use. Global cotton production makes up 3 percent of total agricultural water. © Kayros Studio / Korchmar Petro /

23/11/2020 – Irrigation of cotton

Irrigation of cotton

Extra water savings with progressive methods

Precisely adjusted irrigation supports the plant’s development and is able to improve quality and yield considerably. By  Sibylle Michel

The following four departments comprise approximately 90 percent of Benin’s total production: Alibori (47 percent), Borgou (20 percent), Atakora (19 percent), and Collines (4 percent). © Bremer Baumwollbörse

19/11/2020 – Benin/West Africa

Benin/West Africa

Lower production prospects despite higher yields

Production prospects indicate Benin will be West Africa’s leading cotton producer this year, despite planted area being less than last year. By  Sibylle Michel

According to official contacts, Bangladesh purchased approximately half of Burkina Faso’s cotton exports in season 2019/20. © Bremer Baumwollbörse

18/11/2020 – Burkina Faso/West Africa

Burkina Faso/West Africa

Cotton production to decrease in 2020/21

2020/21 area is projected down to 550,000 hectares due to late rains, a lower fixed farm gate price, and ongoing security challenges. By  Sibylle Michel

Early-harvested cotton would likely have lower yield because the harvest was premature. © Bremer Baumwollbörse

17/11/2020 – Medicane Ianos strikes crop prior to harvest

Medicane Ianos strikes crop prior to harvest

Destruction of cotton fields in Greece

Due to flooding losses and rain damage caused by the storm Ianos in mid-September, cotton area and yield are estimated lower. By  Sibylle Michel

The Innovation in Natural Fibres Award has been granted by the DNFI since 2017 and honours outstanding scientific achievements in the field of natural fibres. © Mathias Ulrichs/Bremer Baumwollbörse

04/11/2020 – Bioplastics films from cotton to substitute plastics

Bioplastics films from cotton to substitute plastics

DNFI Award 2020

Dr Noureddine Abidi, Professor and Director, Fiber and Biopolymer Research Institute, Texas Tech University, has won the 2020 Discover Natural Fibres ... By  Sibylle Michel

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19/10/2020 – Turkey


Cotton production to decrease

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, many cotton farmers chose to hedge their bets this year as they were unsure how it would affect global and domestic markets ... By  Sibylle Michel