Founded in 2008, the Competitive African Cotton Initiative (COMPACI) supports smallholder farmers all over Sub-Saharan Africa to increase the productivity of the cotton production and thus their income, as well as to improve their living conditions.
So far, close to 700,000 farmers have contracts with cotton companies under the COMPACI project. More than 300,000 cotton producers participated in training for agricultural practices to increase their yield and to cultivate in a more sustainable way.
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In 2012, almost 10 % of the world‘s cotton production was grown in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA), the world‘s fifth largest cotton exporter following the USA, India, Australia and Brazil.
The Sahel states along the southern belt of the Sahara alone generate 1.5 billion US-dollars each year by exporting cotton...
One of the additional objectives of the COMPACI-program is to facilitate access to finance for smallholder cotton producers: either directly via the cotton companies – or through the establishment of micro banks in rural areas...
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