Testing new innovative approaches

Innovative approaches are needed to prepare the African cotton sector for the future. We provide technical expertise and start-up finance for testing and expanding such innovative approaches.

We can draw on up-to-date market information and a strong network of senior experts for

  • Sector and value chain studies.
  • Agricultural advisory services and farmer trainings on good agricultural practices, integrated pest management and climate change adaptation.
  • Implementation of bio pesticide trails and rollout.
  • Farmer business school trainings.
  • Strengthening gender and youth employment in the African context.
  • Practical trainings on avoidance of child labour and occupational health and safety.
  • Development and revision of target-group specific extension material and implementation of trainings for trainers.
  • Organisational development and management consulting for cotton companies and ginneries as well as advisory on contract farming schemes.
  • Development of sustainability management plans.
  • Development of ICT solutions for farmer registration, mobile money, e-extension, traceability and monitoring.
  • Advisory services on sustainability criteria and certification.
  • Implementation of social and environmental standards in the textile sector.

Contact our regional managers to discuss options for supporting the implementation of your innovative ideas – be it through technical expertise or start-up funding. Based on a first concept note, we will be able to assess your options for support and suitable funding windows.


Cotton Expert House Africa gGmbH
Headquarter and European office Eulenkrugstraße 82
22359 Hamburg
+49 (0)40 6 03 06 761
+49 (0)40 6 03 06 110
+49 (0)40 6 03 06 119


East Africa

Cotton Expert House Africa gGmbH
East and Southern Africa Office
Shiriki Office Community
Raphta Heights Building, 4th floor, Raphta Rd.
P.O Box 52201-00100 Nairobi
+254 (722) 940 789
+254 (734) 727 718


West Africa

Cotton Expert House Africa gGmbH
Bureau régional Afrique de l'Ouest et du Centre
Rue des Étalons, porte 445
09 BP 516 Ouagadougou 09
Burkina Faso
+226 25 37 57 60
+226 70 20 29 31
+226 76 56 09 09