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#AgriMarkets: US-China trade agreement and its impact on SA

The United States (US) and China recently signed a 'phase 1' trade agreement, following months of tension, negotiation and uncertainty. There are...

UNIDO launches Better Cotton Initiative

The United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO), under the framework of the Egyptian Cotton Project, launched the Better Cotton Initiative (BCI) pilot in the...

ZIM: 50% more cotton growers

This season’s cotton production in Zimbabwe is expected to increase as the number of growers has gone up by 50%, a development attributed to...

Australian study backs sleeping in wool

A new Australian Wool Innovation (AWI)-funded study has investigated the effect that wool, cotton and polyester sleepwear have on the sleep quality of older...

Calotropis procera could replace cotton

Calotropis procera is a plant that grows mainly in arid regions and its fruits have been found to produce quality fibre. It is a...

The science of sleeping with wool

Recently, a three-year study conducted at the University of Sydney showed that wool sleepwear promoted faster sleep onset than cotton sleepwear. Differences in sleep...