The results from our work with cotton farmers in Ethiopia has been beyond our expectations.
Farmers who have been trained on Integrated Pest Management (IPM) techniques, as part of our Farmer Field Schools, are achieving yields over 100% higher than untrained farmers in the same area. These yields are being achieved without the use of harmful pesticides.
Good crop husbandry has also increased the quality of the cotton crop.
With PAN’s help, farmers are accessing new marketing opportunities for their high quality cotton and are securing a better price for it.
Farmers are also improving their food security by learning to grow other crops alongside their cotton.
This project is funded by TRAID, a UK registered charity working to tackle the environmental and social impacts of producing, consuming and using clothes.