Burkina Faso produced 464,000 tonnes of seed cotton for the 2019/20 season.

Unveiled in the Council of Ministers on 27 May, the first estimates of national seedcotton production for the 2019/20 campaign were put at 464,000 tonnes, an overall volume up 6.7% on the 434,717 tonnes of the previous campaign. The National Union of Cotton Producers of Burkina Faso (UNPCB) had, for its part, forecast production at the end of April at around 500 000 tonnes (including organic cotton). However, not all production areas benefited from the same upward trend. While the Faso Coton and Sofitex zones recorded increases in production of 4% and 16% respectively compared to the 2018/19 season, the Socoma zone saw its production contract by 31%.