Since 2012, TRAID has funded PAN UK and PAN Ethiopia to empower thousands of cotton farmers in Ethiopia to reduce and eliminate dangerous pesticide use. This project achieved Ethiopia’s first ever certification for organic cotton for over 200 farmers, and this year, TRAID is also supporting vegetable farmers to benefit from this pioneering and evidence based model.

PAN UK staff scientist Dr Stephanie Williamson writes about her recent visit to find out how the project’s cotton and vegetable farmers have been impacted by extreme weather events in Ethiopia, and how agroecological farming strengthens farmer’s resilience in unpredictable times.

Read the full article to learn more about PAN UK and PAN Ethiopia’s work here

The women of Chano Dorga Organic Cotton Spinners Association hand spinning cotton. Image courtesy of PAN UK. 
Habte (centre) teaching vegetable farmers in Ziway, Ethiopia agroecological farming methods. Image courtesy of PAN UK.