cotton Tag

The sleepy town of Bohicon in southern-central Benin roars into life during the cotton harvest between January and March.Read More
Bakou (Benin) (AFP) The sleepy town of Bohicon in southern-central Benin roars into life during the cotton harvest between January and March. Enormous trucks piled high with “white gold” trundle down the roads to the town’s cotton-processing plant. Yerima Fousseni, head of the cotton-growers cooperative in Wewe district farther north, says 2018 has been a bumper harvest — more than 46 tonnes, triple last year’s yield. “We now have 32 farmers in the village — before, there were only 10 of us. Everyone has been able to see that there’sRead More