PAN Ethiopia, Promotes safe and sustainable alternatives to hazardous pesticides. Organic-Market.info reports that since 2013 they have been working to support cotton farmers in Southern Ethiopia to adopt safer and more sustainable methods of growing pesticide-free cotton. They now have 2000 smallholder farmers achieving average yields over 100% higher than before. An organic cotton producers’ cooperative is selling Grade A organic cotton at a premium price and, with their technical support, it has just started supplying organic seed to farmers in the area.
More information is available from the PAN website.