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Cotton is the most used natural fibre in the textile industry but we don’t tend to make the connection that many of the clothes in our wardrobes began life by being grown in a field, by a farmer, somewhere in the world. A huge proportion of clothing production depends on cotton farmers. But, their welfare, health, communities and land are…
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200 cotton farmers in Ethiopia are the first EVER in the country to gain organic certification! This TRAID funded project launched in 2013 with 90 farmers, and today is flourishing with over 2,000 farmers taking part. It's a hugely significant moment for farmers who want to grow pesticide-free cotton in Ethiopia, and the project, supported by Pesticide Action Network and…
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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