World Cotton Day: FIFA to turn “world’s spotlight” on African cotton producers
World Cotton Day, celebrated this year on 4 October, has a special significance for FIFA as it continues working with the World Trade Organization (WTO) to explore how football can help small producers, many of them women, in the Cotton 4 (plus) countries in Africa.
FIFA signed an MoU with the World Trade Organization one year ago
Focus on improving access to football apparel value chain for Cotton 4 (plus) countries
Baseline study will be carried out by the United Nations Industrial Development Organization
Last year, FIFA signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the WTO which, among other avenues, is exploring ways in which football’s global appeal can be used to promote economic inclusion.