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Growing the Cotton Sector in Tanzania - BORGEN
While cotton growing and ginning is a top agricultural export industry in Tanzania, the sector has been struggling for the past 50 years. As a result, Tanzania’s half a million smallholder cotton farmers in the Lake Zone, the region southeast of Lake Victoria where most cotton is produced, remain impoverished. Improving the Tanzanian economy, which relies on the cotton sector, is essential to further reduce the poverty rate and improving livelihoods. Two organizations, Gatsby Africa and MeTL Group, have recognized this and made growing the cotton sector in Tanzania a priority.