Tanzania Cotton Board Annual Report 2012

During the 2011/2012 marketing season, cotton output rose to 225,938 tons of seed cotton from 163,517 tons of seed cotton produced during the 2010/2011season, which is 38 percent increase.
The rise in output is largely being attributed to prevalence of good weather during the growing period; good producer prices paid to farmers during the preceding season whereas an indicative farm gate price was shillings 600/= per kilogram of seed cotton, and the availability of adequate supplies of insecticides.