Cotton Research Institute of Egypt
Cotton Research Institute (CRI) is one of the oldest cotton research institutions Its inception dates back to the first decade of the 20th century when it was established as a unit within a small research station at Giza in 1913 .
CRI bred and introduced more than 98 cotton varieties, all of them are named by Giza followed by serial numbers, most of them grown commercially and character with high fiber quality.
On the world Cotton Day Cotton Research Institute of Egypt celebrate many achievements that have been done this year, as there is a great leap in cotton productivity and quality this year.
- The institute also, released a new high-quality commercial variety Giza 97.
- CRI has an official program to produce organic cotton multiplication seeds in co-operation with Sekem company.
- CRI has implemented the national campaign to produce clean cotton free of contamination and to improve Egyptian cotton crop which includes all the sectors involved in cotton research, best control, extension and production.
- CRI developed a lot of cotton by-products and non-fiber products made from cotton wastes to keep the environment clean , recycling the cotton wastes such as cotton nano powder this valuable product has many applications in the industrial sector.
Therefore, it is a great opportunity today to celebrate with the entire research team and support staff, which numbered 950 employees working in 9 research stations spread across the country. In addition to, thanking all the cotton farmers, there up to 150.000 cotton farmers in Egypt this year, and to all companies and workers in the Egyptian cotton sector.
World cotton day is great opportunity to celebrate with all our local and international partners, Cotton Institute is proud to hold many partnerships and international cooperation with international partners such as:
- Euro-Mediterranean Arab Association.
- African francofonic countries
- African chamber of commerce
- Bangladesh handloom board, and ministry of jute and textile.
- The “Egyptian Cotton Project” that has been implemented by the Ministry of Trade and Industry (MTI) and the Ministry of Agriculture and Land Reclamation (MALR)in cooperation with UNIDO and funded by the Italian Agency for Development and Cooperation.
- June 11th 2020 – Egypt announced the official launch of a Better Cotton Initiative (BCI) Programme in Egypt, in collaboration with local counterparts Cotton Research Institute and Implementing partners ,aiming to improve Egyptian cotton sustainability for better integration in global value chains and support farmer livelihoods through the adoption of more sustainable practices.
The CRI premises is located within the ARC ‘ s headquarters at 9, Gamaa,t El Qahira street , Giza . It also has representative offices at the regional research stations distributed nationwide ,In addition, some of the CRI experiments are implemented in the farmers’ fields within the central Administration for Agricultural Research Stations of the ARC .
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