In the field

(April 2021)
23 cotton companies
32.13%
of African cotton production is CmiA verified
10
growing countries
1,000,000 about
smallholders
1.64
average acreage per farmer (in ha)
630,000
total CmiA cotton harvest (ginned, in t)
880
average yield (raw cotton) of smallholders (kg/ha)
10
1,000,000 about
growing countries
smallholders
1.64
630,000
880
average acreage per farmer (in ha)
total CmiA cotton harvest (ginned, in t)
average yield (raw cotton) of smallholders (kg/ha)

Along the textile value chain

(April 2021)
Millionen
2012
2013
2014
2015
2016
2017
2018
2019
2020
276,000,000
labelled textiles on the market
8
217
spinning mills and fabric producers
21
cotton traders
59
CmiA trading partners
20
textile production markets worldwide
217
21
textile production markets in Africa
spinning mills and fabric producers
cotton traders
59
20
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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