Thursday, 27 October 2011

Time to cotton on

This week, I received information from Traidcraft and the Fairtrade Foundation highlighting that millions of cotton farmers in Africa are facing a daily struggle to survive.

The world's cotton production is valued at thirty billion annually. However, many cotton farmers in developing countries are facing hardship. It could be different and action is needed to bring about change.

In December, government representatives are meeting for a World Trade Organisation Summit. Talks require to deliver a global trade deal to help the poorest farmers. The US has to reduce its cotton subsidies and give African cotton farmers a fair price. 

The campaign for a better deal for poor cotton farmers can be supported by urging the UK Government to take positive action and end unfair European cotton subsidies.

Useful links:-

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