WASHINGTON, D.C., USA – Leaders of the U.S. cotton industry and high-ranking government officials representing West and Central African countries are building a foundation for enhanced communication and cooperation.

In an address to West and Central African representatives, Chuck Coley, chairmain of the National Cotton Council, said, “In recent months, we have strongly encouraged the U.S. government to provide funding so  WACIP [the West Africa Cotton Improvement Program] could continue. Now we want to work with you and your farmers to identify ways to improve the program to ensure it yields the maximum possible benefits for your farmers and industries. We need feedback to know which activities have generated the best results and what programs should be initiated in the future.”

Read the full news release from the National Cotton Council of America.

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