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2021 | OriginalPaper | Chapter

7. Developing Value Chains in Cotton Through Public–Private Partnerships

Authors: A. K. Krishna Kumar, Milan Sharma

Published in: India–Africa Partnerships for Food Security and Capacity Building

Publisher: Springer International Publishing

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Abstract

India and Africa are natural partners in view of their size, demography and historical connections; yet the cooperation between the regions has not reached its full potential. Among the various instruments that have been devised to strengthen the relationship, the India–Africa Forum Summits have shown a lot of promise. This paper assesses a case study of one such initiative by the Government of India—the Cotton Technical Assistance Programme (C-TAP) designed to address the constraints hampering the growth of the cotton sector in six countries on the continent, including the Cotton 4 (C4) countries in Africa. The programme, which has been well received by the participating countries, focused on capacity development of key stakeholders through training, exposure visits and the creation of critical infrastructure in selected host countries by demonstrating successful models in India’s cotton and textile value chains. This study provides an analysis of the feedback from the project participants on; the impact of the programme; the challenges it has faced; and projections for its extension and expansion in the future.
Footnotes
1
It is a species of flowering plant native to the American tropics.
 
2
It is a species of tree native to Africa (commonly known as African mahogany).
 
3
It is a fast-growing, drought-resistant tree native to tropical and subtropical regions of South Asia (commonly known as Drumstick tree).
 
4
It is a fungus that grows naturally in soils throughout the world and causes disease in various insects by acting as a parasitoid.
 
5
It is an order of insects that includes butterflies and moths.
 
Literature
go back to reference United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD). (2014). Pan-African cotton road map—A continental strategy to strengthen regional cotton value chains for poverty reduction and food security. United Nations. https://​unctad.​org/​en/​Publications Library/suc2014d6_en.pdf. Accessed 24 November 2019. United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD). (2014). Pan-African cotton road map—A continental strategy to strengthen regional cotton value chains for poverty reduction and food security. United Nations. https://​unctad.​org/​en/​Publications Library/suc2014d6_en.pdf. Accessed 24 November 2019.
Metadata
Title
Developing Value Chains in Cotton Through Public–Private Partnerships
Authors
A. K. Krishna Kumar
Milan Sharma
Copyright Year
2021
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-54112-5_7

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