How Textiles Can Increase Sustainable Food Production
The Beyond Cotton Project is a joint initiative of the World Food Programme's Centre of Excellence Against Hunger in Brazil and the Brazilian Cooperation Agency. Hear how the project's organisers view cotton as a key tool to support food security and local development, and their strategies for empowering farmers.
In this video you'll learn:
- About the Beyond Cotton project and the work done by the project's coordinators, the World Food Programme
- The extent of the value chain of the cotton textiles sector and who it affects
- How buying natural fibres has the power to decentralise the entire textiles value chain
- How the Beyond Cotton project is empowering farmers through regenerative farming practices
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Growing Flax For A Resilient Food And Fibre Industrywith Simon Cooper
Simon Cooper, co-owner of Flaxland in the Cotswolds, UK and farmer of linseed and flax, explains what the benefits of growing flax are for the purposes of increasing resilience, building biodiversity and nourishing both soil health and our health.
Simon also works wood and is crafty with materials and uses his skills and knowledge to create composite fibre canoes out of his own fibre and oil. He and his wife Ann conduct workshops to increase awareness around the flax cottage industry, from growing to weaving, and the additional products you can get from this magnificent heritage crop.
Thumbnail image: Ian Paterson on www.wildflowerfinder.org.uk