Outline India is partnering with American Institutes for Research and Laudes Foundation (erstwhile C&A Foundation) to conduct a follow-up study on the socio-economic and environmental outcomes of organic cotton farm initiatives.
The study primarily focuses on helping smallholder cotton farmers improve their livelihood through organic cotton cultivation.
Laudes Foundation works with cotton farmers in Madhya Pradesh through its partner organizations- Action for Social Advancement (ASA), Aga Khan Foundation (AKF), and World-Wide Fund for Nature (WWF).
Outline India as a part of this study will conduct quantitative surveys farmerwhich will include a soil testing component as well. KIIs and FGDs will be conducted with various other stakeholders like Farmer Producer Companies, Implementing Partner staff, Mandi Players, etc.
OI has been heavily involved in reviewing quantitative, qualitative and supply chain mapping tools, preparing training material, conducting training, monitoring fieldwork for the pilot and pretest and submitting a detailed pilot report.