Better Cotton Growth and Innovation Fund – Senegal

Cotton production in Senegal experienced a peak in 2012, but then gradually decreased due to poor farming practices, rising costs for farmers, institutional difficulties and political re-prioritization whereby cotton is no longer a favored crop. Chronic poverty is also one of the most prevalent issues that the farmers in the country face.

The Better Cotton GIF works with its main Implementing Partner in Senegal, Société de Développementet des Fibres Textiles (SODEFITEX), which also works closely with the National Federation of Cotton Producers.

BCI’s regional strategic partner, the Association of African Cotton Producers (AProCA), provides training on Better Cotton Principles to the participating farmers.