ObjectivesThe initiative has been conceptualised and designed as fulfilment of India’s commitment to Cotton-4 Countries at the WTO, Geneva to provide cotton development assistance to the under the auspices of the 2nd India- Africa Forum Summit (IAFS).

This initiative sets its goal as "strengthening constituents of cotton value chain in Africa through enhanced capabilities of engaged stakeholders"

The Cotton Technical Assistance Programme (TAP) has been framed with specific objectives, which aim to:

  • Augment upstream capabilities and downstream potential in cotton value chain
  • Assist Governments in designing programs and policies for strengthening the competitiveness of the sector