Egypt seeks to weave cotton renaissance - Labarai Ingantattu

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Egypt seeks to weave cotton renaissance

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Sun, 2018-10-14 03:18

CAIRO: Treading carefully among his sprawling green plants in the Nile Delta, Egyptian farmer Fatuh Khalifa fills his arms with fluffy white cotton picked by his workers.
Durable, fine and luxuriously soft, cotton sourced from Egypt has long been seen as the best on the market.
But recent years have been far from smooth for the North African country’s farmers.
“I cultivate 42 hectares (104 acres) and it’s expensive ... while the price (of cotton) is very low,” said Khalifa, who has been growing the premium long-fiber variety for over 30 years.

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