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Burkinabe Cotton Sector Representatives Received at the Embassy of Burkina Faso in Ethiopia

To boost this sector and make it more competitive, it is necessary that the competent state structures, together with associations and private groups in the field, work in synergy to position Burkinabe cotton and its by-products on the international market through innovation and aggressive marketing. Because Burkinabe organic cotton, beyond being a simple marketable agricultural product, is a national label.

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The Ambassador, Deputy Permanent Representative of Burkina Faso in Addis Ababa, Mr. Sylvain Y. YAMEOGO, received a group of Burkinabe exhibitors present in Addis Ababa since November 4th, 2022, as part of the eighth edition of Africa Sourcing and Fashion Week.

The participation of these Burkinabe exhibitors, specialized in the textile and clothing sector made in Burkina Faso, in this important activity was made possible thanks to the support of the German Cooperation (GIZ).

This group is composed of representatives of the Coalition for the Transformation of Organic Cotton (CTCB), the textile industry Africa, the National Union of Cotton Producers of Burkina Faso (UNPCB), the SOFITEX, all come to promote and present the Burkinabe cotton and its semi-finished and finished products.

This meeting between exhibitors and Ambassador YAMEOGO, surrounded by his close collaborators, was an opportunity to reflect on the strengths of Burkinabè textile, its development, and promotion at regional and international levels, because in the words of H.E. The Ambassador, it is necessary to continue the process of labeling products made in Burkina. This is to accelerate their better positioning on the African and international market.

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What is known today as white gold, cotton, is a strategic development product for Burkina Faso.

In conclusion, the Ambassador and his hosts committed themselves to work to further promote the Burkinabe textile and clothing sector in the jurisdiction and in Africa, given that the raw material is abundant, the quality of cotton recognized, and the expertise in this field proven.

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Therefore, to boost this sector and make it more competitive, it is necessary that the competent state structures, together with associations and private groups working in the field, work in synergy to position Burkinabe cotton and its by-products on the international market through innovation and aggressive marketing. Because Burkinabe organic cotton, beyond being a simple marketable agricultural product, is a national label.

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