A study was conducted to find out the knowledge and skill gaps of the input suppliers and service providers in the cotton sector. Three categories of respondents were interviewed, i.e. extension workers, fertilizer dealers and pesticide dealers. Objectives of the study were to carry out a situation analysis of the input markets, identify skill gaps and propose suggestions for improvement. Capacity building of all these groups will not only lead to improvement in the quality and yield of the cotton crop, but will also bring improvement in the business sector in general and the farming sector in particular.
CABI South Asia, Rawalpindi, Pakistan. 49 pp.