The Importance of Working with Cotton

The Importance of Working with Cotton

Charlie Bradley Ross Saturday, 1 May 2021

We've heard how cotton affects millions of people across the world from a host of experts at the World Food Programme, Traidcraft Exchange and the GVK Society for Rural Development. In this 9-minute Lesson, we bring together the key clips from these conversations and delve into the reasons working with cotton has a positive impact in terms of providing employment and contributing to socio-economic development when done in the right way. 

Watch the video and read the Key Takeaways to learn more.

In this video you'll learn:

  • About cotton's decline in recent decades as it competes with synthetic fibres and the global socio-economic impact of this
  • How to empower small farming communities to gain a market foothold 
  • About common misconceptions of cotton farming, including its water consumption and social impacts

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