Bio Baumwolle aus Uganda aus eigenen Cotonea Projekten mit Partner GADC vor Ort

Cotonea organic cotton from Uganda

Our Ugandan organic cotton is a dream: silky and firm, the fibres are very long, non-slippery and wonderfully soft.

Cultivation project: Uganda

Uganda: organic agriculture as a livelihood

  • Ernte der Bio Baumwolle in Uganda
    For 20 years this region was caught up in a bloody civil war. Most people were only able to return to their land from the refugee camps from the middle of 2010. Many existential things - such as the knowledge of agriculture - were lost.
  • Buchführung in Uganda über Cotonea Bio-Baumwolle
    Monitoring in Uganda: everything is painstakingly listed in a thick notebook. How high was the harvest? How much money was paid out? How much cotton can Cotonea rely on? At the end of the day everybody knows the efforts of their labour.
  • Faire Entlohnung für Ugandische Bio Bauern anhand Cotonea Fair Trade Prämie
    Good money for good work. The amount picked is weighed and documented, the wages are paid out in cash and receipted. Cotonea pays for the cotton in euros, which can be exchanged for the instable currency Ugandan shilling (UGS) if required.
  • Ugandische Bio Bauern bereiten das Essen zu
    Cooking in the designated cooking hut. The hut is swept numerous times a day, cleanliness is a top priority. Life, however, is lived outside: the daytime temperature is between 18 and 28° C all year round.
  • Mitbestimmung für Bauern und Bäuerinnen in den Bio-Baumwolle Anbauprojekten in Uganda
    The project’s farmers take the right to express their opinions very seriously. After welcoming gospel and prayer, the negotiations start. Everyone can express their wishes and concerns.
  • Volles Bio Baumwoll-Lager in Uganda am Ende des Tages
    Taking a breather amid the fluffy fibres. The warehouse is filled nearly up to the roof, the cotton harvest has nearly all been brought in. After strenuous physical labour everyone is tired, but content.
  • Große ugandische Familie mit vielen Kindern
    The children are the pride and wealth of Ugandan parents. Eight children such as here, or also 10 to 12 children are no rarity. They also take pride in their new hut, which is being clad with clay bricks.
  • Transport in Uganda der Bio Baumwolle in Säcken auf dem Kopf
    This young harvest worker carries his harvest to the collection point. He transports the fluffy cotton fibres how one transports nearly everything in Afrika: on his head.
  • Szolze ugandische Frauen kleiden sich chic
    Ugandans are proud, neat clothes are important. These women are wearing their most beautiful dresses. They live in the north, near Gulu, with their families and work for Cotonea. In total tens of thousands of people live off this project.
  • Dorf aus Strohhütten in Uganda
    A break in the shade of the straw roof. Peaceful quiet in the scorching sun. But the impression of drought is deceptive. Uganda is green, rain falls throughout the whole year, especially during the rainy season, but also a relatively small amount between September and February.

As a key partner Cotonea helps to give people new perspectives. The land is fertile and naturally irrigated by rain. Near the equator a number of harvests of different field crops can be reaped all year round. Organic cotton generates income which is mostly used by farmers to secure the health and education of their children.

  • Landkarte Herkunftsland Cotonea Bio-Baumwolle Uganda
    Map of Uganda – the number one country for Cotonea organic cotton.
  • Herkunftsland der Cotonea Bio Baumwolle aus Uganda auf der Weltkarte
    Organic cotton for Cotonea textiles from Uganda in Africa - almost 6,000 km away.

Experienced farmers receive high yields, however, many young farmers who have not had the possibility to learn the skills required for agriculture must first be trained and educated. In conventional cotton cultivation projects, an uncountable number of people lose their lives to pesticide poisoning every year. Here the ecological cultivation preserves the fertility of the soil and the purity of the important groundwater in a natural way.

Supplying the farmers with natural seeds becomes an increasingly important task, the seeds are specifically cultivated and further developed. If you add the growth of crop rotation produce (sesame, chilli, sunflower seeds, beans, etc.) to the calculation, both projects each feed many tens of thousands of people - including their often extensive families. This way we, together with local project partners, create conditions under which the people have a livelihood and can invest in their education and health.

Further cultivation projects
Kirgistan als Herkunftsland der Cotonea Bio-Baumwolle aus eigenem Projekt
Organic cotton from the cultivation project in Kyrgyzstan

Our Kyrgyz organic cotton is brilliantly white, the fibres are strong and tear-resistant.

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