African cotton: Hits the heights

The initiative Cotton made in Africa (CimA), launched in 2006, is based on the principle of helping through trade by integrating sustainable cotton into the textile sector. CimA is now working with 10 African countries and 650,000 small producers whose incomes have increased by 20%. In 10 years, 100 million pieces of clothing have been labelled CimA.

The Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA) is a joint international institution of the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Group of States and the European Union (EU). CTA operates under the framework of the Cotonou Agreement and is funded by the EU.