West Africa: Can organic cotton save the industry?

Fuel and fertiliser price hikes, insect infestations and chemical damage to soil have led some cotton farmers in West Africa to produce organic cotton. But the international recession has blunted demand for the new crop, according to an industry trade group.  DAKAR, 16 February 2009 (IRIN)

Organic cotton supply outstrips demand

TEXAS ­– [20.01.09] Inventories of organic cotton rose in 2008 as global organic cotton production outpaced demand and fibre inventories held by merchants, spinners and integrated mills increased significantly, according to an advisory from the Texas-based Organic Exchange non-profit organisation. EcoTextile Newsletter, 20th January 2009