Home / Knowledge / News / Textiles / EU & Oxfam to support organic farming & weavers
EU & Oxfam to support organic farming & weavers
06
Jun '09
The European Commission has committed a financial support of €750,000 for the cotton farmers, weavers and garment makers in South India under a project to improve livelihood and working conditions of the these people.

The Commission has been supporting this project since January 2008 and will run the same till December 2011. The project that is being implemented by Oxfam India has a target to ensure 8,000 farmers adopt organic farming and establish direct market access for 1,000 weavers.

About 63 percent of the total funds required for the project will be provided by the European Commission while the rest will come from Oxfam.

Oxfam, an NGO has been working with farmers and weavers in Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka since 2003, and encourages cotton farmers to opt for organic farming rather than chemical farming. Till now, it has managed to rope in 4,584 families into organic farming.

Oxfam has sold cotton worth Rs. 6 crore to the Cotton Corporation of India. It also has spread awareness about policy research, design development and collective marketing amongst 250 weavers.

The NGO also works with garment workers in Bangalore, especially with women, in partnership with Cividep India (Civil Initiatives for Development and Peace India) to deal with the issues regarding working conditions and wages in garments sector.

The garment workers in Bangalore receive an average payment of Rs. 101 a day, which is the lowest in India, said Mr. K.P. Gopinath, General Secretary, Cividep.

With the help of Cividep the garment workers have formed associations called Munnade (a women workers social organization) and GATWU (Garment and Textile Workers Association).

Fibre2fashion News Desk - India

Must ReadView All

President Tsai Ing-wen delivering remarks before boarding her plane bound for Central America. Courtesy: Presdient's office

Textiles | On 16th Jan 2017

‘Textiles at centre of Taiwan’s new trade arrangements’

Textiles should be at the heart of Taiwan’s thinking while developing ...

Apparel/Garments | On 16th Jan 2017

Ralph Lauren develops policy on tracking wood based fabrics

In a bid to trace source of wood based fabrics like viscose and rayon ...

Apparel/Garments | On 16th Jan 2017

EC proposes enhanced market access for Sri Lanka

The European Commission (EC) has proposed that a significant part of...

Interviews View All

Yash Agarwal
Hitansh Online

Every market region has its own culture and trends

Rahuul Jashnani
Jashn

‘Online economy has changed the whole dynamics of buying habits.’

Ajay Ghariwala
Luthra Group

We are ready to adopt or follow every opportunity

Kevin Nelson
TissueGen

Kevin Nelson, Chief Scientific Officer, TissueGen discusses the growing...

Silke Brand-Kirsch
Schlegel und Partner

Silke Brand-Kirsch, executive partner of Schlegel und Partner, a leading...

Kerem Durdag
Biovation II LLC

Kerem Durdag, CEO, Biovation II LLC, provides an insight into future...

Jay Ramrakhiani
Occasions Elegance Wear

It is believed that by early 19th century, Varanasi weavers had moved away ...

Bani Batra

Bani Batra’s couture wedding collection is inspired by traditional Indian...

Robert Brunner
Devereux

Golfwear and menswear brand Devereux is set for greener pastures. Robert...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


editorial@fibre2fashion.com

Letter To Editor






(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies





SEARCH
January 2017

January 2017

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.

SUBSCRIBE


Browse Our Archives

GO


eNEWS
Insights
Subscribe today and get the latest News update in your mail box.
Advanced Search