On the Trail of Fairtrade Cotton


Come with us on a journey to the heart of Senegal’s cotton country. Cotton is the main cash crop for the locals here and a vital source of income. As we drive by, women are hand-picking cotton on small, non-irrigated family plots.

Follow along from the capital, Dakar, as we head 650 kilometres to Senegal’s cotton basin, a poor region cut off from the rest of the world. From humble beginnings, many farmers are now Fairtrade certified… and reaping the benefits.

Listen to cotton farmers talk about the concrete benefits Fairtrade has brought to their communities. But also about the challenges they are facing.

Film produced in part thanks to the support of the European Union.

Share

Related posts: