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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…
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This International Women’s Day, Traid is celebrating the work of Kalpona Akter, one of the most important campaigners amplifying the voice of women garment workers. She is the Founder and Director of the Bangladesh Centre for Workers’ Solidarity (BCWS) and one of the most prominent activists for garment workers’ rights.  A former child garment worker herself, Kalpona gained an understanding…
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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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