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We provide high-quality Tanzania cotton to the local and export markets. We source our raw fresh cotton from family growers in the country.
With a yearly mean output of 368,000 bales, Tanzania is the largest cotton-producing country in East Africa. This significant volume could improve 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 with an average of 1.5 hectares though many falls in the 0.5-hectare bracket.
Tanga in the eastern region has been one of the strongest producers for years. This attribute now goes to the Lake region to the northwest which currently bags the crown as the primary source of cotton. Four of its districts, namely Shinyanga, Geita, Mwanza, and Simiyu have bigger individual production margins than other parts of the country. They account for 40% of the total national output. Much of the cotton exports from these areas go to India and Switzerland.
We source our Tanzania cotton from the eastern and northwestern parts of the country, particularly the Lake Victoria zone. Our family growers own between 0.5 and 1.5 hectares of land. They cultivate their crop using organic means including farmyard manure as the soil enrichment. They also use chemical sprays sparingly.
We harvest Tanzania cotton six months after the planting date. The picking season falls between June and July each year. We harvest the produce by hand. Our workers usually use spindles 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 Tanzania 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 Tanzania 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 Tanzania cotton fibers when these are long and frayed. The equipment rolls the fibers from top to 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 Tanzania 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 Tanzania 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 Dar-es-Salaam 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.
This is the right time to source Tanzania 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 regularly to ensure surplus. All our prices are also quite low to meet your budget. Make your order today!
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