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Sustainable Cotton for Women and Youth empowerment in Southern Africa

Cooperative Development Organisation

Implementing Partners and Organisations

African Insitute of Corporate Citizenship - AICC

Period of Implementation

October 2019 - December 2021

Geographic scope

Africa: Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe


$ 609,000
€ 580 000


Bilateral Aid: Swedish Embassy in Addis Ababa


Agriculture & Fisheries, Rural Development

Type of Activity

Governance and Organizational Strengthening, Value Chains / Socioeconomic Circuits

Project Objectives

The project specific objective is, women and youth in the cotton value chain have increased incomes and sustainable livelihoods in targeted communities of Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, and Zimbabwe through creation of 55,000 decent jobs.

Impact on SDGs

SDG1 - No Poverty
SDG8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
SDG11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities

Direct beneficiaries

Individuals: 55000

Local stakeholders

Groups of farmers

Key Tags

Employment, Gender, Youth