Training and education

A crucial factor for the success of organic cotton farming is sound training in organic practices and effective quality management. Farmers in organic cotton projects benefit from logistical and technical support from producer organisations and networks.

Unlike in conventional cotton production, where the risks attached to handling hazardous chemicals prevent women from getting involved in cotton production, many organic cotton farmers in developing countries are women, who thus have access to training and a financial income. Organic cotton production has a positive impact on their independence and self-determination.