Welcome to the improved website of the Competitive African Cotton Initiative.
With a new design and structure, the COMPACI Management Team hopes to inspire you to take a tour through our project by providing you all the information you are looking for when it comes to sustainable smallholder cotton production in sub-Saharan Africa.
Since COMPACI is a public institution, we put special emphasis on user-friendliness and therefore also revised our free download-section which offers you now an even wider range of useful materials in the context of production techniques, soil preparation or measure against child labor.
Please also visit the homepage of our collaborating colleagues from Cotton made in Africa / the Aid by Trade Foundation:
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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...
Training is the keystone of COMPACI’s activities, aiming to enable smallholder families to enhance productivity of cotton production, thus improving their income and their living conditions.
In this section we provide an overview of the various training materials used in the field.
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