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FAO, Brazil Sign Agreement to Transfer Cotton Technology in Developing Countries

October 31, 2012

The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and Brazil have signed a cooperation agreement to share the latter's expertise in cotton production to other developing countries. Brazilian Cotton Institute (Instituto Brasileño del Algodón, IBA) and the external cooperation wing of Brazil's Foreign Relations Ministry (Agencia Brasileña de Cooperación, MRE) are the main institutions in Brazil to oversee the collaborative project. The program will target participating countries with technical assistance and training in best practices in cotton cultivation and marketing. The project will initially focus on Haiti and the South American zone MERCOSUR (aside from Brazil, this economic bloc  comprises Argentina, Paraguay, Uruguay, and Venezuela), with a possible extension to other developing countries in Latin America and Africa.

View FAO's news release at http://www.fao.org/news/story/en/item/162607/icode/.