Cotton made in Africa (CmiA) is an internationally recognized standard for sustainable cotton from Africa. Since 2005, (CmiA) has been committed to protecting the environment while improving working and living conditions for small-holder cotton farmers and ginnery workers.
It is an initiative of the Aid by Trade Foundation (AbTF), one of the world’s leading standards for sustainably produced cotton. Its goal is to help people help themselves, via trade rather than donations, in order to improve the living and working conditions of small-holder farmers in Africa and to protect our environment. CmiA work with a wide-ranging network in cotton-growing countries, including numerous partners throughout the textile value chain as well as both governmental and non-governmental organizations, to ensure the implementation of the standard and the proper processing of certified raw materials throughout the world.
ArewaCotton in Partnership with Cotton made in Africa and Aid by Trade Foundation (CmiA/AbTF)
CmiA is in partnership with ArewaCotton for sustainable production of cotton in Nigeria. They are supporting small scale farmers, working to promote gender equality, dignified Labour conditions and respect for the right of children by facilitating access to high-quality equipment and actively helping improve productivity, fibre quality, and overall living conditions of farmers. It is committed to protecting soil, water, biodiversity, the climate, and the environment, by banning the use of genetically modified organisms and reducing the negative effects of crop protection.