Why Uganda for your cotton needs

  • Lint cotton production in 2011: estimated 27, 087 Metric tons.
  • For season 2014/2015 Uganda expects to export 92,500 Metric tons of lint cotton.
  • All seed cotton is handpicked, which better preserves the intrinsic quality of the lint.
  • 40 ginneries all equipped with roller gins except 2 saw gins operators.
  • A very homogeneous cotton production: Uganda has only one cotton variety which is unique to the country and which has very good fibre properties, including a staple length up to 1 3/16.
  • Cotton is one of Government’s priority sectors.
  • Potential to increase the country’s cotton production with a large and experienced cotton community with 2/3 of arable land suitable for cotton cultivation.
  • A strong and competent governmental arm, the Cotton Development Organisation (CDO), to oversee the cotton sector.
  • Some 250,000 households produce and or earn their livehood from cotton.

Uganda Official Cotton Standards

UGANDA
STANDARD

Micronaire

Strength
g/tex

Staple Length
(inches)

Share in total crop

Equivalent International Standard
2009/2010 2010/2011
ROLLER GINNED
UCON 3.8-4.0 30-32 1 5/32-1 3/16  3.6%  5.6% Good Middling
UCOB 3.8-4.0 30-32 1 1/8 – 1 5/32 18.0% 18.7% Strict Middling
UCOP 4.0-4.2 29-30 1 1/8 – 1 5/32 65.8% 59.6% Middling
UCOA 4.0-4.2 29-30 1 1/8 11.5% 9.4% Strict Low Middling
UCOM 4.0-4.2 28-29 1 1/8 1.1% 0.7% Low Middling
SAW GINNED
UCOSA I 4.0-4.2 29-30 1 3/32-1 1/8 0% 0.3% Strict Middling
UCOSA II 4.0-4.2 29-30 1 3/32-1 1/8 0% 5.2% Middling