Conference Location

Radisson Blu
Böttcherstraße 2 (entrance: Wachtstraße)
28195 Bremen, Germany

Helpful Information

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26 September 2022 – CmiA in the Field

08:30-10:00 Registration
  • Welcome
    Tina Stridde (Aid by Trade Foundation – AbTF) and
    Jean-Claude Talon (SODECO and Member of AbTF Board of Trustees)
11:15-11:30 Coffee break
13:00-14:30 Lunch Break
16:00-16:15 Coffee Break
  • Learning Carousel: Innovative Approaches From and for Sustainable African Cotton Cultivation
    Stations include:

    Training with the Use of Virtual Reality Technology, Dr Keshav and Dr Sandhya Kranthi (ICAC)

    Monitoring Approaches of Soil Life and Soil Health in a Small-scale Farmer Context, Davo Vodouhe (OBEPAB) and Alex Stuart (PAN UK)

    How to Encourage Extensionist and Farmers to Improve Soils, AbTF and the CAR-iSMa Project Consortium

    Translating Water Stewardship & Biodiversity Conservation into Simple Actions for Small-scale Cotton Farmers (new training materials), Dr Ben Sekamatte and Rudy van Gent (CmiA Consultants)

    How to Implement a Landscape Approach in the Context of Cotton in Tanzania, Hendrik Buermann (GIZ International Services)

    Supporting Cotton Farming Communities – The Example of WASH Activities, Nansou Coulibaly (COIC-SA)

17:45-18:00 Wrap-up & closing of the day
Alexandra Perschau (AbTF)
19:00 Opening Dinner (sponsored by Otto Stadtlander GmbH)

27 September 2022 – CmiA in the Market

08:00-09:30 Registration
  • Welcome
    Tina Stridde (Aid by Trade Foundation – AbTF)
11:15-11:30 Coffee break
13:00-14:30 Lunch Break
14:30-15:30 Breakout sessions

15:30-16:00 Coffee Break
  • Farewell
    Prof. Dr Johannes Merck (Umweltstiftung Michael Otto and Member of AbTF Board of Trustees)
19:30 Get-together
(sponsored by Cargill Cotton, Ecom Agroindustrial Corp. Limited, Louis Dreyfus Company Suisse S.A., Paul Reinhart AG and Sunny Trexim Pvt Ltd.)

28 September 2022 – CmiA Field Trip

For CmiA partners only
Full Day – Visiting Hof Hartmann near Lüneburg: A farm in love with biodiversity
Flowering strips, beetle banks, forests for chickens, and more: How to integrate biodiversity protection into daily business on a farm
Open to all interested persons
10:00–11:00 – Visiting the cotton test laboratory at the Bremen Cotton Exchange

Gain an insight into the cotton-testing laboratory of Faserinstitut Bremen e.V. at the Bremen Cotton Exchange.
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