Organic Cotton for Employment, Growth and Environment?

Project: Research

  • Henningsen, Arne (Project manager)
  • Elleby, Christian (Participant)
  • Larsen, Marianne Nylandsted (Participant)
  • Olesen, Jørgen E (Participant)
  • Fomsgaard, Inge S. (Participant)
  • Öztürk, Isik (Participant)
  • Mongbo, Roch L (Participant)
  • Floquet, Anne (Participant)
  • Kakai, Romain Glele (Participant)
  • Benjamin, Eclou Innocent Senade (Participant)
  • Sodjinou, Epiphane (Participant)
  • Aihounton, Ghislain Boris (Participant)
  • Mouinou Igué, Attanda (Participant)
  • Hella, Joseph (Participant)
  • Baha, Michael (Participant)
  • Amuri, Nyambilila (Participant)
  • Bwana, Thomas (Participant)
  • Department of Food and Resource Economics, University of Copenhagen
  • University of Copenhagen
  • Laboratory of Social Dynamics and Development Studies (LADYD), University of Abomey-Calavi (UAC)
  • Laboratory of Biomathematics and Forest estimations (LaBEF), Faculty of Agronomic Sciences, University of Abomey-Calavi (UAC)
  • National High School of Agricultural Sciences and Technologies, University of Parakou
  • National Institute of Agricultural Research in Benin (INRAB)
  • Department of Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness, Sokoine University of Agriculture (SUA)
  • Department of Soil Science, Sokoine University of Agriculture (SUA)
See relations at Aarhus University

Description

In this research project, we develop and apply an interdisciplinary framework for assessing and comparing environmental, economic, and social sustainability of cotton production in Sub-Saharan Africa. Our analysis includes several currently practiced organic and conventional ways of cotton production as well as some innovative—potentially more sustainable—ways of cotton production. Sustainability is assessed by several indicators, e.g. pesticide residues, soil fertility, greenhouse gas emissions, competitiveness, income and employment generation, and social conditions along the value chains. The empirical studies are conducted in Benin and Tanzania, representing West and East Africa, respectively.
StatusFinished
Effective start/end date01/01/201531/12/2019

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