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In Benin, West Africa, it’s been another hugely impressive year of organic cotton farming expansion, women’s inclusion, and accessing new market opportunities with our long-term partners the Benin Organisation for the Promotion of Organic Farming (OBEPAB) and Pesticide Action Network UK (PAN UK). Right now, this TRAID funded project has seen participating organically certified farms achieve a 222% higher net income for…
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Over a decade ago, TRAID's international development funding strategy evolved to exclusively support projects improving the socio-environmental impacts of clothes supply and production chains. It means that every part of our work – collecting, sorting, reusing, reselling, educating, and funding – draws on the power of second-hand as a transformative tool to produce and consume clothes differently, and to waste less.  Attade…
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This morning, the TRAID team had an incredibly motivational and inspiring talk from Tadesse Amera, Director of PAN Ethiopia. Tadesse is leading a project funded by TRAID and in partnership with PAN UK, to support farmers to reduce pesticide use, with many eventually converting to 100% organic cotton production. The project began in 2013 with 90 farmers, and is flourishing…
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Cotton farmer training in Benin to identify beneficial insects