Burkina Faso 2017-18 cotton output seen up 17%.

Cotton production in Burkina Faso, a West African country, is likely to rise 17% on year to 800,000 tonne in 2017-18, as the country started using conventional seeds again. The higher instances of pink bollworm pest attacks in some regions in India despite the use of the BT cotton seed variety has raised questions over the use of the genetically modified seed. BT cotton seed is used widely in India to guard against pink bollworm pest attacks.