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Published on Thursday, 19 November 2015

Ethiopia’s Lower Omo Valley: one year on

Written by Brett Mathews

One year after Ecotextile News ran an exposé of alleged land-grabs linked to a proposed organic cotton development in Ethiopia's Lower Omo Valley, it appears little in the country has changed, as the government appears determined to attract huge swathes of inward investment – whatever the environmental and human cost. That's the view of sustainable cotton expert, Simon Ferrigno, who argues that apparel brands currently heading into Ethiopia should tread with great care.


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