In the field

(Harvest Season 2020/2021)
22
40%
1,000,000 about
cotton companies
of African cotton production is CmiA verified
smallholders
1.705.000
11
Total cultivated area (ha)
growing countries (Figure refers to the current year 2022)
1 kg cotton – global average: 1,563 litres

1 kg cotton – CmiA: 2 litres
690,000
1.84
950
total CmiA cotton harvest (ginned, in t)
average acreage per farmer (in ha)
average yield (raw cotton) of smallholders (kg/ha)
-13 %
Fewer greenhouse gas emissions
than the global average

Along the textile value chain

(Harvest Season 2020/2021)
Million
2012
2013
2014
2015
2016
2017
2018
2019
2020
2021
600,000,000
labelled textiles on the market
8
240
27
textile production markets in Africa
spinning mills
cotton traders
60
51
CmiA trading partners
textile production markets worldwide
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HARIET MUHINDO
Smallholder from
Uganda

Through farmer training, Hariet Muhindo, a smallholder in Uganda, learnt how to use less pesticide in her cotton fields, easing the pressure on both the environment and her wallet. In addition, she now wears protective clothing to preserve her health. She also now knows how to build simple pest traps using widely available materials such as molasses.

Read more about her story in the interview
“Wear a Smile With…Hariet”

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BRUCE CHINYAKA
a cotton farmer
in southern Zambia

The training courses taught Bruce Chinyaka, a cotton farmer in southern Zambia, how to diversify. Besides cotton and maize, he now also grows soya and sunflowers. The boost in his income from cotton farming also allowed him to open a small grocery.

Read more about his story in the interview
“Wear a Smile With…Bruce”

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WAITA SIMEYI
also a cotton farmer
from Uganda

Waita Simeyi, also a cotton farmer from Uganda, works as an instructor in functional adult literacy for Cotton made in Africa. He teaches other smallholder farmers to read and write. Literacy helps cotton farmers keep accounting records of their agricultural activities and sales of sustainably produced cotton.

Read more about his story in the interview
“Wear a Smile With…Waita”.

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