Fair Trade Organizations Africa
In alphabetical order
Associations, Federations, Councils, Organizations
Conservation Cotton Initiative (CCI)
In 2007, Wildlife Conservation Society and Edun, an apparel company founded by Ali Hewson and U2 frontman Bono, established the Conservation Cotton Initiative. This collaboration aims to improve the livelihoods of communities in Africa by investing in sustainably harvested “conservation cotton.” The program promotes development of eco-friendly cotton farming around high biodiversity areas to enhance incomes and economic development, improve resource management, and protect wildlife.
Cooperation for Fair Trade in Africa (COFTA)
The Cooperation for Fair Trade in Africa – COFTA is a network of Fair Trade producer organisations in Africa involved and working with disadvantaged grass root producers to eliminate poverty through Fair Trade.
COFTA is the Africa Regional Chapter for the World Fair Trade Organization (WFTO) and as such the network of all registered WFTO members and registered Fair Trade Organizations in Africa, as well as those seeking or working towards WFTO registration.