Benin is Africa’s largest cotton producer with 714,714 tons of cotton production last year. The China-Benin agricultural pilot center at Seme-Kpodji, about 20 km southeast of Cotonou, has initiated a one-month training session for 225 agricultural operators in Benin on Chinese expertise in farm machinery operation which aims to improve cotton productivity in the country. The objectives is to achieve a productivity of one million tons of cotton by 2023.
Xinhua news release, March 24, 2021
24-3 Chinese experts train Benin farmers on improved cotton production