The Initiative for Sustainable Agricultural Supply-Chains (INA), implemented by GIZ and commissioned by the Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) proudly presents this TRT “Increasing resilience for small scale cotton farmers through diversification and landscape approaches” on the occasion of this years World Cotton Day.
Diversification on farm- and on landscape level is important to increase the resilience of smallholders in cotton production in times of climate change and economic crisis..
Additionally consumers demand for sustainably produced textiles increases significantly. Several big brands announced to solely use sustainable cotton until 2025. Following, a projection of Boston Consulting Group (BCG) the rapid growth in demand will likely outstrip supply of sustainable resources and result in scarcity. Sustainable productions methods are therefore an investment in the future!
At this TRT several stakeholders in cotton-supply chains discuss on diversification in Indian smallholder agriculture (Organic Cotton Accelerator), on possibilities to tackle landscape approaches by a sustainability standard (BCI) and on implementation experiences in India (GIZ) and Tanzania (GIZ International Services/Laudes Foundation).
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