+Cotton Project: Working for the sustainable development of Caribbean and Latin American cotton

27/03/2020 - 

In the last 20 years, project partner countries such as Argentina, Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay and Peru, where 80 percent of cotton production is in the hands of family farmers or small-scale agriculture, have faced a decrease in cotton production, affecting the potential of thousands of farming families to generate income. South-South and triangular cooperation (SSTC) represents an opportunity for the exchange of knowledge and experiences, generating innovation in terms of technology and management of the cotton sector in the countries involved in the +Cotton Project.

Through the +Cotton Project, a regional network of more than 70 public and private sector actors have been mobilized in the partner countries, uniting efforts to make the cotton value chain competitive, and supporting family farmers’ access to markets, resulting in an increase in their quality of life and their livelihoods.

Through the SSTC mechanism, the +Cotton Project promotes sustainable and inclusive production systems and inclusive markets, including the participation of rural women, with decentralized governance and adaptive management of local food systems, contributing to poverty reduction, social development and environmental sustainability as well as creating opportunities for new generations.

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