Diversification on farm and on landscape level is important to increase the resilience of smallholders in cotton production in times of climate change and economic crisis.
Additionally, consumers demand for sustainably produced textiles increases significantly. Several big brands announced to solely use sustainable cotton until 2025. Following, a projection of Boston Consulting Group (BCG) the rapid growth in demand will likely outstrip supply of sustainable resources and result in scarcity.
At this Technical Round Table on October 7, at 3 p.m. (CET) several stakeholders in cotton supply chains, including representatives from the GIZ and BCI, will discuss diversification in smallholder cotton production.
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