Competitive African Cotton Initiative (COMPACI)

Sustainable improvement in the living and working conditions of small-holder cotton farmers in Africa.

Competitive African Cotton Initiative (COMPACI).

The main objective of COMPACI is the sustainable improvement of the living conditions of 265,000 male and female smallholder cotton farmers in six African countries by 2012. Considering the number of people living directly or indirectly from cotton production in these regions, up to 1.6 million people may benefit from the initiative. During the 4 year project period, farmers are supported in order to enhance productivity of cotton production as well as staple food production (also for subsistence) and thus increase their income from agriculture by 1/3.


  • Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)

    Funding Agencies
    Germany | Staff size: Unknown
  • Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (B&MGF)

    United States | Staff size: 1001-5000
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Key Information

LocationSub Saharan Africa, Zambia, Benin, Burkina Faso, Mozambique, Cote d Ivoire, Malawi
  • Start Date 2008
  • End Date 2012
  • ValueEUR 48.9 Million