Africa Cotton Producers Form New Cotton Network Within Fairtrade Africa

(Note – this post was corrected on 4-22-13 to report that the new cotton network operates within Fairtrade Africa, not as a 4th regional producer network in the FLO system)

A new producer network, within Fairtrade Africa, has been created by cotton producers from Benin, Burkina Faso, Mali and Senegal. They met in Dakar to set up a network which will represent the voice of cotton farmers in the Fairtrade system.

Currently cotton producers in Africa are already being represented by AproCar, the African Cotton Producer Association. The new network will partner with the existing organization, complementing rather than duplicating its efforts to uplift the situation of African cotton farmers.

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