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We provide high-quality Mozambique cotton to the local and export markets. We mainly source our raw fresh cotton from family growers in the country.
With a yearly mean output of 70,000 tons, it is currently the most important export crop in the country and definitely a major source of income for the rural households. The government of Mozambique has partnered with a number of organizations such as the SANAM, SAN-JFS, and Mocotex – with few multinational concessions such as OLAM with an aim of helping small-scale farmers to improve their output. This is possible as many areas still produce below capacity due to the lack of proper development of the sector. Most of the crop’s production is courtesy of smallholder farmers who own land of about 2 hectares though majority fall under the 0.5-hectare bracket.
Most of the cotton in the country comes from the central and northern Mozambique; these regions have been the strongest producers for years. Over 90% of all the cotton produced comes from these regions. Four of its provinces, namely Teta, Zambezia, Nampula, and Niassa have bigger individual production margins than other parts of the country. Much of the cotton exports from these areas go to Bangladesh and China.
We source our Mozambique cotton from the northern and central parts of the country. Our family growers own land less than two hectares. They cultivate their crop using organic means such as the use of farmyard manure to enrich the soil. They also use chemical sprays sparingly hence making Mozambique a hub for organic cotton.
The cotton is planted at the beginning of the year and harvesting takes place six months after planting date. The picking season falls between July and August each year. The cotton is handpicked by the farmers. As much as this is time-consuming, it ensures clean cotton free of twigs and dirt. Spindles are used to remove the fibers that feature seeds out of the protective bolls protecting them. The harvest then undergoes carting to the warehouse for sorting before the ginning can begin. The sorted fibers then feature into huge bales that weigh thousands of kilos when there are large supplies.
The next stage of Mozambique cotton production is the preparation of the bales for seed extraction from the lint. The process starts with the thorough cleaning of the lint. We insert each cluster of the boll-free lint into tubes operating under vacuum pressure before its transfer to the drier. The removal of the residual moisture in the drier sees the lint through to the next machine-the chaff remover. This gear mechanically culls out foreign materials such as debris, chaff, and stalks but retains the seeds for removal in the next step.
Seed extraction takes place after sufficient drying of the now lightweight Mozambique cotton. The separator machine or gin separates the seeds and the related debris from the lint. The process takes place through the action of saw-edged devices that entangle the short fibers but keep out the seeds.
Alternatively, our roller machines help to remove Mozambique cotton fibers when these are long and frayed. The equipment just rolls the fibers from the top to the bottom. As the fibers find their way inside the rollers, the seeds keep out. The frayed strings turn straight and will be ready for packing once they go through the final part of the rolling mechanism.
We pack Mozambique cotton after it has gone through air blasting into a compressed form. The bales are by now ready for milling into yarn once they reach their destination. The packed bales weigh around 226.7 kilograms at a go. We transfer them to the storage depot for overnight storage before dispatch. Each bale features its net weight, the source, and the destination.
We store Mozambique cotton in a designate cool and dry environment to maintain its fresh quality and cleanliness. We use special eco-friendly trucks to transport the bales to the port in Maputo and Pemba on the same day we do the packing. If the load is small enough, it can be delivered by air from the same coastal city.
In other words, now is the right time to source Mozambique cotton that we obtain from family growers’ farms in the Lake Region. All our suppliers from one of the largest cotton-producing nations in sub-Saharan Africa possess Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) certificates. We offer the crop at the height of the season in late July or early August. We also ensure there is sufficient quantity by liaising with our family growers constantly to ensure surplus. All our prices are also quite low to meet your budget. Make your order today!
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