East Africa

Afrique de l'Est (Tanzanie et Ouganda)

Title: Facilitate Market Linkages between Organic Cotton Producers and the Fashion Industry

Objective: Under the framework of the EU funded All ACP Commodities Programme, including Cotton, this activity analyze the development of organic cotton production in the Tanzania and Uganda with a view to identify the main constrains and opportunities for improving profitability of organic cotton production.
A pilot project is being organized by "Istituto per la Certificazione Etica e Ambientale" (ICEA) to develop and adopt an experimental learning methodology to be implemented through a network of demonstration and educational farms in rural villages in East Africa, specifically Tanzania. The objective is to improve soil fertility management resulting from insufficient awareness of the critical importance of soil fertility for improving yields and inadequate extension services.