Past Issues

Issue 23 : June 2013

Headlines:
  • World Environment Day: Think.Eat.Save.
  • An agro-ecological vision for US agriculture
  • Q&A with the man who set up Esprit: Doug Tompkins
  • Latest updates from Benin
  • Women farmers in organic cotton agriculture
  • Alice's Diary

Issue 22 : February 2013

Headlines:
  • New Collaborative Learning Series
  • Meet Alice dos Santos
  • Soil Association 2013 Organic Market Report
  • Government Policy in West Africa
  • Indo-African Forum
  • Brazilian know-how in support of cotton farmers

Issue 21 : December 2012

Headlines:
  • Final Organic in Action Released
  • A Word From Our Members
  • Africa: Organic & FairTrade Cotton Production and Trade
  • India: A Renewed Philosophy
  • Latin America: Trends for 2012 and Predictions for 2013

Issue 20 : September 2012

Headlines:
  • 2012 Sustainable Textiles Conference
  • Organic Cotton Round Table
  • Global Organic Cotton Campaign Launched
  • Seed Freedom: A Global Citizens’ Report
  • Cotton Industry holds Sustainability Conference
  • Comparing Organic and Conventional Cotton Production Systems in Benin

Issue 19 : July 2012

Headlines:
  • Textile Exchange - Farm Update
  • Announcement: Round Table on Organic Cotton
  • Benin: The challenge of remaining an organic cotton farmer
  • “Weaving is my destiny” ... adding value to cotton, locally
  • Interview with Carlos Tonon, Manager of Verde Textil - Argentina
  • Monitoring of genetically modified cotton in Paraguay
  • APEDA release Organic Textile Certification Standard
  • Organic in Action: Appachi and SKS farmers make way for wildlife
  • The effects of climate change on cotton production in Latin America

Issue 18 : May 2012

Headlines:
  • FUTURE SHAPERS: Introducing Dibella
  • INTERVIEW with Vandana Shiva
  • NEW STUDY: Comparing yields of organic and conventional
  • NEW Improved Producer Group membership services
  • SPECIAL FEATURE: Rio +20 – “The Future We Want”
  • REGIONAL UPDATES:News and views

Issue 17 : March 2012

Headlines:
  • Anvil Knitwear sponsors the Farm Hub
  • Cotton Conversations
  • Cotton Futures: Visioning workshop
  • The year of the co-operative
  • Comparing organic and conventional cotton systems in Benin
  • Controlling pests in organic cotton
  • Corseda: organic silk project
  • India, the Cotton Export Ban and Thereafter

Issue 16 : January 2012

Headlines:
  • The year in review
  • The year ahead
  • The year of the co-operative
  • The 2nd African organic conference
  • Controlling pests in organic cotton
  • A roadmap to convert Madhya Pradesh into an organic state

Issue 15 : November 2011

Headlines:
  • Organic agriculture holds key to addressing climate change
  • Global Seed Movement grows 'organically'
  • Eliminating obsolete endosulfan from Benin
  • Organic cotton helps to bring the Peulh ethnicity out of isolation
  • Peruvian Govt places 10 year ban on GMOs
  • Country of the Year, India takes centre stage at the 2011 BioFach

Issue 14 : September 2011

Headlines:
  • Trading Post ready for business
  • Pre-conference cotton dialogues
  • Remei sponsorship
  • Barcelona conference update
  • Interview: Helmy Aboulesh, Sekem
  • Global Cotton Production in West Africa
  • Use of Images in Training, West Africa
  • Crop rotation, Latin America
  • Organic Cotton with a vision of sustainability, Nicaragua
  • India: University of Agricultural Sciences Dharwar, an introduction

Issue 13 : July 2011

Headlines:
  • Love. Organic Cotton campaign
  • Cotton Dialogues, Barcelona 18th September
  • Farm & Fiber midyear predictions report
  • Pachacuti wins ethical award
  • Interview: John Reganold Washington State University
  • Africa: Role of the Neem tree
  • Peru: The ongoing story of GMOs
  • India: Addressing non-GMO cotton seed supply

Issue 12 : June 2011

Headlines:
  • Biodiversity
  • Soil
  • Water
  • Climate Change
  • Rural Development
  • Country of Origin
  • Trade Relations
  • Market Growth
  • Consumer Awareness

Issue 11 : May 2011

Headlines:
  • Chetna case study out now
  • Interview with Atila Ertem
  • India: Special feature on Indian agriculture
  • Latin America: Regional activities
  • Africa: A report on alternatives to endosulfan
  • Africa: new technique introduced to Beninese organic cotton farmers
  • Farm Insights – Pink Bollworm feature

Issue 10 : April 2011

Headlines:
  • Food, fibre, beauty compendium out now
  • Special report from Japan
  • Interview with Philipp Meister, adidas Group
  • India: organic in the Orissa Region
  • Latin America: Regional activities
  • Africa: prices, payments and election in Benin
  • Meet Zakaria Ouedraogo, Couleurs du Sahel
  • Warm welcome to Hanna Denes

Issue 09 : March 2011

Headlines:
  • Textile Exchange Farm Hub goes live!
  • GOTS version 3 released
  • Interview with Keith Tyrell, Director, PAN UK
  • Highlights from Latin America
  • Cotton stalks: waste or resource for India?
  • Interview with Pedro Rodriguez Rivera, Peru
  • GM in Burkina Faso: is it the answer?
  • Meet Lazare Yombi, organic specialist
  • Fond farewell to Doraliz Aranda

Issue 08 : February 2011

Headlines:
  • Launch of Cotton Briefings 2011
  • Introduction to certification
  • Interview with Eng. Felipe Yupa Vereau
  • Organic cotton project in SE Anatolia
  • India – impact of dye houses on the Noyyal
  • Latin America – supporting small business in Brazil on sustainability journey
  • Africa – marketing workshop in Benin
  • Meet Jacqueline Shaw, fashion student
  • Farm Insights – latest research

Issue 07 : January 2011

Headlines:
  • 5th Farm and Fibre Report Published
  • Soil & More International
  • Diary from the bioRe Open Day
  • Insights from Patrick Hohmann, bioRe
  • Getting to know Alexander Grisar, SOCiLA, Latin America
  • NOGAMU project update
  • Farm Insights – latest research
  • Sustainable Textiles Seminar in Turkey

Issue 06 : December 2010

Headlines:
  • Uganda’s organic cotton journey
  • Meet an organic farmer
  • Root Capital’s rural finance
  • Latin America update from 3 countries
  • India – new TRACENET system
  • Special report from OBEPAB
  • Focus on Tanzania’s value chain
  • Grolink Training Course

Issue 05 : November 2010

Headlines:
  • Launch of Textile Exchange
  • Talking with Olga Segovia, Aratex
  • New feature ‘Nice to meet you’
  • Highlights from Textile Exchange Annual Conference
  • Spotlight on Turkey
  • Introducing... “Meet the Farmer”

Issue 04 : October 2010

Headlines:
  • London Fashion Week
  • Talking with the team at hessnatur
  • Khadi cotton – India’s pride
  • Colombia launches organic cotton
  • Workshop in Benin, West Africa
  • Out and about – festivals in the UK
  • Organic Exchange Annual Conference
  • A closer look at OE Farm Engagement

Issue 03 : September 2010

Headlines:
  • Launch of farm resource directory
  • Talking with Patrick Hohmann, Remei
  • Keeping GMO out of organic
  • News from the Regions
  • OE release two new reports
  • Farmers’ Portal- gateway to Farm & Fibre Survey

Issue 02 : August 2010

Headlines:
  • Launch of Agrocel case study
  • Talking with Christina Boecker, Sekem
  • Peruvian Organic at Italian Fair
  • Growing fresh vegetables organically
  • A National Fibre Policy for India
  • New GMO guidelines
  • Annual Farm and Fibre survey

Issue 01 : July 2010

Headlines:
  • Welcome to our first edition
  • Meet the Farm Engagement Team
  • Who we are and what we do
  • Regional roundup
  • Dates for diaries