Number of cotton growers up in Azerbaijan
Baku, Azerbaijan, Sept. 26
By Kamala Mammadli - Trend:
In 2019, the number of cotton growers in 20 districts of Azerbaijan reached 18,000 people, which is 2,373 people more compared to 2018, Trend reports referring to the country's Ministry of Agriculture.
Cotton growing is considered one of the labor-intensive areas of agriculture.
There are 23 cotton processing plants, seven yarn factories and three cotton oil enterprises in Azerbaijan.
In Azerbaijan, cotton production provides main income for over 200,000 people, including farmers, seasonal workers, and specialists working in the cotton fields such as agronomists, mechanics, drivers and others.
In this regard, cotton growing plays an important role in the development of agricultural employment of the country.
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