Power in the West African cotton sector

Fair Trade Advocacy Office
Publication Date: 
On 15 March 2016 the Fair Trade Advocacy Office launched at the Cotton Forum taking place in Paris, in cooperation with the Association of African Cotton Producers a position paper on the power imbalances in West African cotton supply chains. The document includes calls to the European Union, G7 and West African governments to step up their policies in support of fairer and more sustainable textile supply chains, and to not forget about small cotton farmers.
Comprehensive study "Power in West African Supply Chains" about the power structure and challenges of the cotton sector in West Africa on a policy and governance level as well as on the role of Fairtrade certification and the challenges it faces. This study has been led by Simon Ferrigno, Daouda Traoré and Silvere Tovignang for the Fair Trade Advocacy Office