Aid by Trade Foundation to Launch CmiA-Organic Cotton on the Market for the First Time12.11.2014

New CmiA-Organic Standard Creates Market Access and Social Added Value for African Organic Cotton...

Tchibo and Cotton made in Africa Care for School Education in Africa10.11.2014

Sustainable Cotton for school education in Benin and Zambia

Albert Watson: Visions feat. Cotton made in AfricaThe exhibition and the project behind it

This exceptional collaboration with fashion and commercial photographer Albert Watson will provide insight into the cotton farmers' worlds and transport a better awareness of CmiA's work.

The photos will illustrate the initiative's goal to improve social conditions in the smallholder farmers’ lives without visual stereotypes. The aim is in contrast to show a new image of African living environments – through the eyes of Albert Watson. In addition to the cotton harvest, that was underway during the journey, Watson has also visited traditional markets and a regional king in Benin to get an impression of the diversity of life in Benin and its people.

Ecological footprintof Cotton made in Africa

On behalf of the Aid by Tade Foundation Systain consulting analyzed the ecological footprint of Cotton made in Africa (CmiA). According to the study Cmia has a considerably smaller ecological footprint as conventionally prodcued cotton - e.g. more than 70 per cent less greenhouse gas emissions per kilogramm.

The CmiA standardHow we deliver the value promise of Cotton made in Africa

African cotton is not automatically “Cotton made in Africa”. In order to get this quality label, the smallholder farmers and the cotton companies undertake to comply with the Cotton made in Africa (CmiA) standards in growing and processing. Compliance is regularly checked ...
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The Foundation

Sustainable development is essential to ensure viability for future generations, and to protect resources that are essential for life. That is the conviction which led Dr. Michael Otto to set up the Aid by Trade Foundation (AbTF) in 2005 – initially with the name “Foundation for Sustainable Agriculture and Forestry in Developing Countries” ...
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