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Poster explaning Organic Cotton

Description: This poster explains the Do's and Don'ts of Organic Cotton Production.
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Author: HELVETAS Swiss Intercooperation
Year: 2014
Category: Environmental & social aspects, Trade & Markets, Farming Aspects, Control & Certification, Rotation crops
Submitted by: Andrea Bischof

Poster of Campain: Ask for organic when buying t-shirts

Description: Poster of a joint campaign of HELVETAS Swiss Intercooperaion with Coop, Switcher, Hess Natur, SECO, Calro, FLO, Fair Wear Foundation, Netzwerk Faire Mode, an others in Switzerland.
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Author: HELVETAS Swiss Intercooperation
Year: 2009
Category: Trade & Markets, Fair Trade
Submitted by: Andrea Bischof

[Video] Value and future prospects for organic cotton production

Description: Barcelona, 18 September 2011. Tobias Bandel from Soil & More, Netherlands, was one of the expert in the third panel of the Cotton Dialogues 2011. The panel discussed the issue of "Supporting sustainable growth". In this video, Tobias reflects on the outcome of the roundtable discussion. According to Tobias, organic is not a religion or just wishful thinking but it's actually the only logic way to produce food and cotton. Organic as of today is not yet fully sustainable but in a few years organic production will be cheaper than conventional production. This will shift organic from a niche market to mainstream. See more at http://www.organiccotton.org
Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rU3ru6grePQ&list=PLILQh-N0vkGy3JmpmKblVZLOS7FQZ-BgI&index=1
Author: Pier Andrea Pirani - Euforic Services Ltd.
Year: 2011
Category: Environmental & social aspects, Trade & Markets, Value chain
Submitted by: Andrea Bischof

[Video] Supporting sustainable growth through collaboration in the organic cotton value chain

Description: Barcelona, 18 September 2011. Jane Nalung from NOGAMU, Uganda was one of the expert in the third panel of the Cotton Dialogues 2011. The panel discussed the issue of "Supporting sustainable growth". According to Jane, her main learning point from the session is that supporting sustainable growth can be best achieved through collaboration and coordination amongst all actors involved in the organic cotton value chain.













Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TBzdYfGO7jw&list=PLILQh-N0vkGy3JmpmKblVZLOS7FQZ-BgI&index=2
Author: Pier Andrea Pirani - Euforic Services Ltd.
Year: 2011
Category: Value chain
Submitted by: Andrea Bischof

[Video] Building a new programme for production and distribution of non-GM cotton seeds

Description: Barcelona, 18 September 2011. Ben Ramsden, from Pants to Poverty, UK. was one of the expert in the first panel of the Cotton Dialogues 2011. The panel discussed the issue of "Shaping the future of non-GM seed supply". According to Ben, the discussion was "fantastic" as it brought together farmers, seeds producers, academics, textile manufacturers and brands. Amongst the participants, a shared understanding of the problems that related to non-GM seeds emerged. More important, according to Ben, it is the need to build capacity for production, distribution and security of cotton seeds. Further, the different actors involved need to campaign collectively all along the value chain to engage consumers, retailers and brands in viable solutions where non-Gm and GM can coexist so to preserve biodiversity on the planet.
Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pDYm5FIi-no&list=PLILQh-N0vkGy3JmpmKblVZLOS7FQZ-BgI&index=3
Author: Pier Andrea Pirani - Euforic Services Ltd.
Year: 2011
Category: Environmental & social aspects, Farming Aspects
Submitted by: Andrea Bischof

[Video] Developing guidelines for responsible business practice and trade

Description: Barcelona, 18 September 2011. Keith Tyrell from Pesticides Action Network (PAN), UK, moderated the second panel of the Cotton Dialogues 2011, focusing on responsible business practice and trade in the organic cotton sector. In this video, he shares his main takeaway messages from the session.
Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JMRCY5EXpzE&list=PLILQh-N0vkGy3JmpmKblVZLOS7FQZ-BgI&index=4
Author: Pier Andrea Pirani - Euforic Services Ltd.
Year: 2011
Category: Trade & Markets, Fair Trade, Control & Certification
Submitted by: Andrea Bischof

[Video] De-commoditization of organic and fair trade cotton

Description: Barcelona, 18 September 2011. Thomas Favennec, Tudo Bom?, Brazil, participated as expert in the second panel at the Cotton Dialogues 2011. In this video, Thomas shares his takeaways from the session. According to Thomas, there is a need to work on de-commoditization of organic and fair trade cotton, by making more direct links between farmer organisations and brands.
Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wyo6zusawX8&list=PLILQh-N0vkGy3JmpmKblVZLOS7FQZ-BgI&index=5
Author: Pier Andrea Pirani - Euforic Services Ltd.
Year: 2011
Category: Trade & Markets, Control & Certification
Submitted by: Andrea Bischof

[Video] Introducing the Cotton Dialogues 2011

Description: Barcelona, 18 September 2011. Liesl Truscott, Director of Farm Engagement at Textile Exchange introduces the face-to-face meeting of the Organic Cotton Community. The discussion in the event will address 3 main topics: Shaping the future of non-GM seed supply; Developing guidelines for responsible business practice and trade; Supporting sustainable growth. These themes were chosen by members of the Global Organic Community in a democratic way. Liesl is very excited about the openness of this process and very much looking forward to the discussions of the day.
Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5y1D1z9ebDM&list=PLILQh-N0vkGy3JmpmKblVZLOS7FQZ-BgI&index=6
Author: Pier Andrea Pirani - Euforic Services Ltd.
Year: 2011
Category: Environmental & social aspects, Trade & Markets, Fair Trade, Farming Aspects
Submitted by: Andrea Bischof

[Video] Building long term relationships between brands and cotton producers

Description: Barcelona, 18 September 2011. Damien Sanfilippo, Fairtrade International, Germany, participated as expert in the second panel at the Cotton Dialogues 2011. In this video, Damien underlines two of the issues discussed in the session: the need of a sustainable and transparent price for cotton; the need of strong, long term relationships between brands and cotton producers.
Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jPnhPHRWvU8&list=PLILQh-N0vkGy3JmpmKblVZLOS7FQZ-BgI&index=7
Author: Pier Andrea Pirani - Euforic Services Ltd.
Year: 2011
Category: Trade & Markets, Fair Trade, Control & Certification
Submitted by: Andrea Bischof

[Video] Shaping the future of non-GM seed supply

Description: Barcelona, 18 September 2011. Prabha Nagarajan, Textile Exchange, India, moderated the first panel of the Cotton Dialogues 2011, focusing on the issue of \"Shaping the future of non-GM seed supply\". In her views, the session highlighted how the non availability of non-GM cotton seeds represents a real crisis situation. This crisis has many aspects as it affects biodiversity, seeds sovereignty and choice of farmers, and ultimately the consumers as well. Therefore according to Prabha there is a need for a concrete, global, action plan that addresses these issues.
Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TRqw_3-HyI4&list=PLILQh-N0vkGy3JmpmKblVZLOS7FQZ-BgI&index=8
Author: Pier Andrea Pirani - Euforic Services Ltd.
Year: 2011
Category: Environmental & social aspects, Farming Aspects
Submitted by: Andrea Bischof

[Video] Ensuring future supplies of organic cotton seeds

Description: Barcelona, 18 September 2011. Jane Dever from Texas AgriLife Research, USA, was one of the expert in the first panel of the Cotton Dialogues 2011. The panel discussed the issue of "Shaping the future of non-GM seed supply". The session provided a great opportunity to discuss the issues related to seeds and traditional organic cotton varieties.







Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GNNkad8mz18&list=PLILQh-N0vkGy3JmpmKblVZLOS7FQZ-BgI&index=9
Author: Pier Andrea Pirani - Euforic Services Ltd.
Year: 2011
Category: Environmental & social aspects, Farming Aspects
Submitted by: Andrea Bischof

[Video] How and why to train cotton farmers to breed their own seeds

Description: Barcelona, 18 September 2011. Dr Shreekant S Patil (University of Agriculture Sciences, Dharwad, Karnataka, IndiaBen Ramsden) is a cotton breeder and was one of the expert in the first panel of the Cotton Dialogues 2011. The panel discussed the issue of "Shaping the future of non-GM seed supply". According to Dr. Pail, the biggest challenge today across the world, and in India specifically, it is that organic cotton growers can't find enough, high quality non-GM cotton seeds for their productions. Dr. Pail suggests that farmers need to be educated and trained so they become self sufficient and can produce the desired quantity of the chosen variety of organic cotton. This could be done also for hybrid seeds, and there are concrete and simple ways to make this happen. This way, while making farmers self sufficient for the supply of cotton seeds, they would become also more conscious and responsible of their farming practices
Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RVIy7tCoCfU&list=PLILQh-N0vkGy3JmpmKblVZLOS7FQZ-BgI&index=10
Author: Pier Andrea Pirani - Euforic Services Ltd.
Year: 2011
Category: Environmental & social aspects, Farming Aspects
Submitted by: Andrea Bischof

[Video] Increasing support for non-GM seeds

Description: Barcelona, 18 September 2011. Rajeev Baruah from bioRe, India was one of the expert in the first panel of the Cotton Dialogues 2011. The panel discussed the issue of "Shaping the future of non-GM seed supply". In his views, there is a strong, increasing support on the issue and it is now important to see how to bring this forward. According to Rajeev it is important to undertake global actions where non GM and hybrid seeds are made available to farmers at lower prices. Consumers need also to be involved in this actions and awareness needs to be created in the general public, addressing issues of sustainability, biodiversity and conservation.
Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bG96aqH2-CE&list=PLILQh-N0vkGy3JmpmKblVZLOS7FQZ-BgI&index=11
Author: Pier Andrea Pirani - Euforic Services Ltd.
Year: 2011
Category: Environmental & social aspects, Farming Aspects
Submitted by: Andrea Bischof

Enabling Growth and Raising Producers Incomes in Tanzania's Cotton Sub-Sector

Description: Experiences and lessons learnt by RLDP in the promotion of the cotton sub-sector in the Central Corridor of Tanzania. Perspectives on how the “Making Markets Work for the Poor” (M4P) approach can be applied to improve the livelihoods of cotton producers.
Link: http://www.rldc.co.tz/docs/EGRP.pdf
Author: Alain Cuvelier, Maja Rueegg, Ajuaye Sigalla
Year: 2011
Category: Trade & Markets, Value chain
Submitted by: Maja Rueegg

Sheanut - Food crops grown by organic cotton farmers in West Africa

Description: This factsheet introduces sheanuts. The nuts available for organic cotton farmers and are suitable to achieve an additional income for them.
Link: http://www.pan-germany.org/deu/projekte/cotton_connection/aktuell/publikationen.html
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Author: PAN Germany & PAN UK
Year: 2009
Category: Environmental & social aspects, Rotation crops
Submitted by: Alexandra Perschau

Cashew - Food crops grown by organic cotton farmers in West Africa

Description: This factsheet introduces cashew nuts as food crops available in organic cotton farming systems in West Africa.
Link: http://www.pan-germany.org/deu/projekte/cotton_connection/aktuell/publikationen.html
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Author: PAN Germany & PAN UK
Year: 2009
Category: Environmental & social aspects, Rotation crops
Submitted by: Alexandra Perschau

Sesame - Food crops grown by organic cotton farmers in West Africa

Description: This factsheet introduces sesame as food crop grown in organic cotton farming systems in West Africa.
Link: http://www.pan-germany.org/deu/projekte/cotton_connection/aktuell/publikationen.html
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Author: PAN Germany & PAN UK
Year: 2009
Category: Environmental & social aspects, Rotation crops
Submitted by: Alexandra Perschau

Bissap - Food crops grown by organic cotton farmers in West Africa

Description: This factsheet introduces bissap - better known ouside Senegal as hibiscus - as food crop grown in organic cotton farming systems in West Africa.
Link: http://www.pan-germany.org/deu/projekte/cotton_connection/aktuell/publikationen.html
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Author: PAN Germany & PAN UK
Year: 2009
Category: Environmental & social aspects, Rotation crops
Submitted by: Alexandra Perschau

Fonio - Food crops grown by organic cotton farmers in West Africa

Description: This factsheet introduces fonio, a low in gluten cereal, as an example of food crops grown in organic cotton farming systems in West Africa
Link: http://www.pan-germany.org/deu/projekte/cotton_connection/aktuell/publikationen.html
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Author: PAN Germany & PAN UK
Year: 2009
Category: Environmental & social aspects, Rotation crops
Submitted by: Alexandra Perschau

Organic cotton systems reduce poverty and food insecurity for African farm families

Description: This briefing explores som of the livelihood and income generating issues for African organic cotton farmers and the different opportunities to improve their family income and welfare by gathering better market reward for food crops grown as part of the organic cotton rotation.
Link: http://www.pan-germany.org/deu/projekte/cotton_connection/aktuell/publikationen.html
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Author: PAN Germany & PAN UK
Year: 2010
Category: Environmental & social aspects, Rotation crops
Submitted by: Alexandra Perschau

Hibiscus, cashew and cotton - what's the common thread?

Description: This leaflet introduces the potential of rotation crops to contribute to the economic well-being of organic cotton farmers.
Link: http://www.pan-germany.org/deu/projekte/cotton_connection/aktuell/publikationen.html
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Author: PAN Germany & PAN UK
Year: 2009
Category: Environmental & social aspects, Rotation crops
Submitted by: Alexandra Perschau

Overview of relevant irrigation resources available on the Internet

Description: A selection of relevant irrigation resources available on the Internet.
Author: Jens Soth, Organic & Fairtrade Competence Center
Year: 2009
Category: Farming Aspects
Submitted by: Andrea Bischof

Sustainable cotton on the shelves

Description: The handbook ”Sustainable cotton on the shelves” is a hands-on manual that is meant to help mainstream retailers to decide on, to source and to market sustainable cotton.
Through concrete questions and straightforward answers, the handbook provides an overview of issues and trends in the production and marketing of sustainable cotton. The handbook ”Sustainable cotton on the shelves” is the outcome of a project run in the Netherlands by the retailers HEMA and de Bijenkorf, the Dutch association for large textile retailers (VGT), the NGOs Oxfam Novib and WWF, and the consultancy CREM.

Link: http://www.crem.nl/main.php?page=266
Author: Pascale Guillou, CREM
Year: 2009
Category: Environmental & social aspects, Trade & Markets, Fair Trade, Farming Aspects, Control & Certification, Value chain
Submitted by: Guillou pascale

Farm System Crops Baseline Report

Description: A review of crops grown in rotation or as
part of the organic cotton farm system
Author: Organic Exchange
Year: 2009
Category: Rotation crops
Submitted by: Andrea Bischof

Pulses

Description: Different pulses that are grown in rotation with cotton, displayed in a market in India
Author: Frank Eyhorn
Year: 2004
Category: Farming Aspects, Rotation crops
Submitted by: Frank Eyhorn

Organic cotton farmers BF

Description: Meeting of organic cotton farmers in Burkina Faso
Author: Frank Eyhorn
Year: 2007
Category: Environmental & social aspects, Farming Aspects
Submitted by: Frank Eyhorn

Pigeon pea

Description: Cajanus cajan, a typical rotation crop of cotton in India
Author: Frank Eyhorn
Year: 2004
Category: Rotation crops
Submitted by: Frank Eyhorn

Cotton baling

Description: Cotton baling, bioRe India
Author: Frank Eyhorn
Year: 2004
Category: Processing
Submitted by: Frank Eyhorn

Ginning factory

Description: Roll-ginners in the ginning factory of bioRe India
Author: Frank Eyhorn
Year: 2004
Category: Processing
Submitted by: Frank Eyhorn

Organic raw cotton

Description: Heaps of organic raw cotton (seed cotton), bioRe project, India
Author: Frank Eyhorn
Year: 2004
Category: Farming Aspects, Processing
Submitted by: Frank Eyhorn

Red cotton stainer nymphs

Description: Red cotton stainer nymphs, India
Author: Frank Eyhorn
Year: 2004
Category: Farming Aspects
Submitted by: Frank Eyhorn

Compost_4

Description: Covering compost heap with mud layer; bioRe project, India
Author: Frank Eyhorn
Year: 2004
Category: Farming Aspects
Submitted by: Frank Eyhorn

Compost preparation_2

Description: Setting up a compost heap, bioRe project, India
Author: Frank Eyhorn
Year: 2004
Category: Farming Aspects
Submitted by: Frank Eyhorn

Compost preparation_1

Description: Ingredients for preparing compost, bioRe project, India
Author: Frank Eyhorn
Year: 2004
Category: Farming Aspects
Submitted by: Frank Eyhorn

Drip irrigation in cotton

Description: Low-cost drip systems in cotton, bioRe project, India
Author: Frank Eyhorn
Year: 2004
Category: Farming Aspects
Submitted by: Frank Eyhorn

cotton bud_flower_pod

Description: series of cotton bud, flower, pods, boll in India
Author: Frank Eyhorn
Year: 2004
Category: Farming Aspects
Submitted by: Frank Eyhorn

Cotton boll

Description: Cotton boll
Author: Helvetas, Switzerland
Year: 2007
Category: Other
Submitted by: Andrea Bischof

G. barbadense

Description: G. barbadense
Author: Helvetas
Year: 2005
Category: Other
Submitted by: Andrea Bischof

Two cotton buds

Description: Two closed cotton boll
Author: Helvetas, Switzerland
Year: 2005
Category: Other
Submitted by: Andrea Bischof

Blossom, yellow

Description: Blossom of the cotton
Author: Helvetas, Switzerland
Year: 2005
Category: Other
Submitted by: Andrea Bischof

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