ATTEND // FIBERcast: Challenges of Including Smallholder Farmers in the Global Organic Cotton Market

The Department of Fashion and Apparel Studies at the University of Delaware will broadcast the next FIBERcast through the “Fashioning Social Responsibility” lecture series on Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Speakers Heinrich Schultz and Roger Frank will address the following challenges:

· Organizing farmers’ associations or cooperatives

· Training and technical support for farmers

· Providing organic inputs such as seed and non-synthetic chemical additives

· Assuring quality and quantity of production

· Providing traceability and certification

· Marketing for aggregated suppliers

· Financing equipment, storage and processing

Details:

Tuesday, February 26, 2013
2:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time

Click here to register – registration is free.

Click here for more information and here for past episodes (all free).

Mary has a PhD in Sociology from University of Edinburgh, researching responsible fashion and transnational labour rights activism in the wake of the Rana Plaza building collapse in Bangladesh.

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