KEY MESSAGES

- Description: Cotton Made in Africa (CmiA) improves the standards of living of 760 000 small African farmers by training them to the production of organic cotton sold in international markets
- Specificity: Regular audit of the plantations and production plants to maintain sustainability criteria
- Impact: +30% in average annual income

 

FUNCTIONING

Partnership with local ginning plants
> Transition toward sustainable production
> Delivery of the CmiA label

Training of plant staff to sustainability criteria
> Spreading of the knowledge acquired by the staff to farmer classes

Regular audit of plantations and plants
> Evaluation of the adequacy with sustainability criteria

Cotton sales at market price +2,5%
> Reinvestment in social projects (training, school construction, etc.)

 

SCOPE

BENIN / BURKINA FASO / CAMEROON / ZIMBABWE / CÔTE D'IVOIRE / ETHIOPIA / GHANA / ZAMBIA / MALAWI / MOZAMBIQUE / TANZANIA / UGANDA
760 000 households
(5,6 M of beneficiaries)

 

BUDGET

$ 1,9 M income
(of which $ 0,9 M of subsidies)
$ 2 M budget
(of which 60% in training/audit)

 

IMPACTS

Agricultural productivity
Increase up to 100% of the production from the first year thanks to better agricultural practices

Climate change
- 45% in carbon footprint
- 33% in pesticide consumption
No water needs

Sustainable dev. goals
+ 30% in annual household income

 

NEXT STEPS

Extend community social programs in the rural areas where the partner ginning plants operate, to better respond to the significant needs of these communities