About 225 agricultural operators in Benin recently started a month-long training session on Chinese expertise in farm machinery operation. The target is to improve cotton productivity in the country. Scheduled to end on April 24, the session is hosted by the China-Benin Agricultural Pilot Centre at Seme-Kpodji, about 20 km southeast of the economic capital Cotonou.
According to Benin’s minister of agriculture, livestock and fishery Gaston Dossouhoui, the training session will provide stakeholders in the cotton sector with qualified operators who are able to properly carry out agricultural operations.
He also recalled the objectives of Benin to achieve a million tonnes of seed cotton by 2023 with increased cotton productivity, according to Chinese media reports.