The areas of cooperation are on production and supply of quality textile material, training and research on areas of mutual interest, attachment and internship, allocation of space to sell textile products and production cotton seeds.
For a long time, cotton farmers in the county neglected the production of cotton citing unfair market prices and exploitation from middlemen.
The journey of reviving cotton farming in the county stated last year through the Directorate of Cash Crops and county department of Agriculture who strived on sensitization and training in collaboration with Agriculture and Food Authority (AFA)
Speaking during the signing of the MOU, governor Lonyangapuo emphasized that cash crops is the county's priority in promoting the economy and crops like cotton, coffee, tea pyrethrum, onion should be advocated for. "All this can be achieved through sensitization of farmers."
Prof. Kipkurgat congratulated West Pokot County government for this move stating that the company will support the county in empowering cotton farmers through diversification of their undertakings i.e. cash crops and provision of ready market.
The county is the 3rd in entering an MOU with RIVATEX after Kericho and Elgeyo Marakwet counties.
Present at the event were Mrs. Everlyn Koskei (County Director of Agriculture), cash crops directorate led by Deputy Director Petro Amechan, a team from RIVATEX and other county officials.