In the field

(April 2020)
24 cotton companies
32.40%
18%
Female farmers
11
growing countries
900,000 about
smallholders
1.87
average acreage per farmer (in ha)
593,000
total CmiA cotton harvest (ginned, in t)
848
average yield (raw cotton) of smallholders (kg/ha)
18%
of African cotton production is CmiA verified
Female farmers
11
900,000 about
growing countries
smallholders
1.87
593,000
848
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 2020)
Millionen
2012
2013
2014
2015
2016
2017
2018
2019
125,000,000
labelled textiles on the market
8
137
spinning mills and textile producers
19
cotton traders
63
CmiA trading partners
22
textile production markets worldwide
137
19
textile production markets in Africa
spinning mills and textile producers
cotton traders
63
22
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”.

Downloads

Welcome to the downloads area! Here you find detailed documents on the impact measurement of CmiA.

Impact measurement
Life Cycle Assessment CmiA 2014
Yield Assessment Methods in COMPACI 2014
Cross Country Comparison COMPACI 2013
Eco-footprint Study CmiA 2013
Verification Reports
Aggregated Verification Report CmiA 2019
Aggregated Verification Report CmiA 2017
Aggregated Verification Report CmiA 2016
Aggregated Verification Report CmiA 2015
Aggregated Verification Report CmiA 2014
Aggregated Verification Report CmiA 2013
Aggregated Verification Report CmiA 2011